Choosing a New Water Heater: What Factors Should I Consider?
When choosing a new water heater there are a lot of factors to take into consideration when you make your purchase to ensure that you're getting not only the best value for your dollar but also a model that suits your home or business.
Buying one model then having to get it replaced due to unforeseen problems is never a good thing so let's take a moment to go over several factors you should keep in mind when it comes to getting the right water heater for your needs.
What Factors Should be Considered?
The first factor you should consider when purchasing a water heater is price. The reason being that you will likely be on a budget of some sort and going over your budget is never a good idea. Start by sorting all the models that you are considering by price and discard the ones that exceed your budget. That being said, don't' feel tempted to get a cheap model just because it costs the least, that can be a problem as well.
The second factor is size. The size of your water heater will control how much hot water you have on hand at any given time. Larger homes and businesses will likely need a larger hot water heater while average sized homes can oftentimes get by with a smaller model.
The their factor is performance. Some water heaters work faster than others when it comes to heating up water. What this means is that a smaller hot water heater with a greater performance could potentially produce more hot water than a larger model with a lower performance depending on the time frame in which the hot water is used.
How Often Does a Hot Water Heater Need Maintenance?
Generally speaking a hot water heater should be maintained roughly once a year. This is a good preventative
measure to ensure that not only does it last longer but that it doesn't malfunction at some point.
This is a great way to really protect your investment but remember that only qualified individuals should preform maintenance on a hot water heater.
Trying to maintenance a hot water heater yourself if you are not qualified can be dangerous. In addition to toying around with a device that deals with scalding hot water and electricity, having a hot water heater fall on top of you can cause serious injury as well.
Doing some research on a new water heater for your Tacoma home? Call All Purpose Plumbing at (253) 473-5100 today, and get the proper insight on your new water heater choice.