Different Types of Water Heaters
Posted on July 3, 2018 by oozle
Water heaters play a bigger part in our lives than we sometimes think they do. If you’ve ever taken your water heater for granted and had to shower in ice water then you know how important they can be. But did you know there are different types of water heaters? The three main types are gas, electric, and tankless. But there is also solar and condensing water heaters to consider. Though when it comes to installation and maintenance you should definitely leave it up to the professionals at ProServ Las Vegas, you can do your part by choosing the best water heater for your needs and budget.
Which Type of Water Heater Should I Purchase?
When looking to purchase a new water heater, or learning about the water heater in the new home you’ve just bought, here are the things to keep in mind:
How Long Do I Plan on Staying Here?
Different water heaters last for different amounts of time. Though no one wants to say they’d prefer a water heater with a shorter lifespan, sometimes the longer lasting ones are out of your budget range.
How Much Money Should I Invest in My Water Heater?
Depending on which one you purchase, each water heater is going to come with a different cost. Generally, gas water heaters are going to cost less money but require more repairs. Electric water heaters require less repairs but cost more monthly because electricity typically costs more than gas. A solar heater will be more expensive up front, cost less to use daily, but has the draw of spending more money on cloudy days or at night.
How Much Hot Water Will I Be Using Daily?
Do you have a big family that likes to take long, hot showers? Do you run your washing machine with hot water? How often are you running the dish washer? Think about your daily water usage and determine which water heater is going to be the most cost-efficient.
How Often Do I Want to Repair or Maintain It?
As mentioned above, each water heater takes different maintenance. Generally a gas or electric water heater will require more repairs but cost less up front. A tankless water heater is cheaper up front, will save you money during use, but has expensive repairs when they do crop up. Do a little research into brands and cross-compare prices. However, you should know that the typical water heater has a lifespan of eight to 12 years, and so you might end up needing to replace it instead of just repairing it.
Do I Want to Be Eco-Friendly?
Solar and condensing water heaters are going to be the best for the environment. They reduce emissions, are more efficient which allows them to be used less frequently, and solar water heaters often don’t require any energy at all.
Water Heater Checklist
Check out this quick checklist to see which water heater will work best for you. You should still always do your research about water heaters to make sure you’re getting the best machine for your home and family needs.
Now that you’ve chosen your new water heater, it’s time to get it installed! Make sure you call the professional water heater specialist in North Las Vegas. You can contact ProServ at 702-358-0812, or you can contact us here. We are happy to help you fulfill your water heating needs!
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