Water Heater Installation
You depend on your water heater for countless tasks. Don’t leave it to chance, find the right one today.
You may not often stop to consider its role in your home, but you depend on your home’s water heater for many tasks. When the time comes to pick a new one, make sure you choose a product that meets your home’s needs and serves you for many years to come. Depending on your home, you may have more options for water heaters than you might expect. In addition, technology has changed significantly over the years. Fuel source, size, and type of water heater can impact not just your initial cost, but energy and water costs as well. If you have questions about which type of water heater might work best for your home, contact Liquid Plumbing today.
Types of Water Heaters
The two main details to consider when purchasing a new water heater are type of fuel and whether to purchase a traditional tank water heater or a tankless option.
Your home’s age, construction, and layout will determine which fuel is most ideal for your situation. Most water heaters use electricity, gas, or oil. Each fuel source has its pros and cons, and availability may also vary based on your area.
In addition to fuel source, you’ll want to decide on whether to choose a traditional tank water heater or a tankless option. Tankless water heaters are relatively new, but they work quite well for many homeowners. Unlike traditional water heaters, which keep a tankful of hot water ready for it when you need it, tankless models only heat water when you turn on the tap.
Water Heater Efficiency and Sizing
With fuel and model type selected, the next step is figuring out the water heater’s size. There’s no simple way to do this, but the best method involves determining how much hot water you’ll use at a peak time in your home. Afterward, choose a model that is just slightly larger than that. Not sure? A professional can help calculate this amount in a way that makes sense which system is the best for each individual situation.
You should not just buy the biggest water heater available. It may end up being more than you need, and you’ll just end up paying more in energy costs to keep unused water hot all the time.
Water Heater Maintenance
Your water heater requires regular maintenance, just like the rest of your plumbing fixtures. Without proper care, it can’t provide steady hot water for showers, washing clothes, or doing the dishes. Inconsistent hot water may start as a moderate inconvenience, but it can quickly become a chronic impediment to your quality of life.
Even the best water heater will become inefficient if improperly installed.
Contact Liquid Plumbing for water heater installation you can trust.
Installing a new water heater requires expertise in electrical work, gas, and plumbing. At Liquid Plumbing, we work hard to maintain up-to-date knowledge of state-of-the-art products and techniques. This ensures we perform each installation the right way every single time.