If you are getting a new hot water heater, then you will want to know how to choose one for your home, as well as know what to expect from a water heater installation.
Tankless or Traditional Water Heater?
There are two kinds of hot water heaters you can choose from for water heater installation, these are tankless and traditional. A tankless hot water heater has the advantage of being energy efficient because they only turn on when you need hot water. They also heat the water instantly, making it take less time to get the hot water, which also means you have an endless supply and you don’t have to worry about cold showers anymore!
Traditional water heaters are a large tank that holds water and keeps it at a chosen temperature until needed. The water gets used up when you do things like laundry, dishes or take a bath. Then, it has to fill up and heat up more water, so you may run out of hot water at times. They usually hold on average about 80 gallons of water.
Do You Want Gas or Electric Water Heater?
You also must choose from gas or electric to power your new water heater. If you are replacing an old one, it’s less expensive to use the same power you had before, otherwise you have a few choices to make.
For instance, if you don’t have a gas line, you need to get one installed in order to do water heater installation with gas as a power source. Or, if you want an electric one, you need to have the proper outlet installed.
Water Heater Installation Done By Expert Plumbers
Water heater installation requires a permit, so you need to hire experienced and skilled installers, like a certified and licensed plumbing service. The installer will come to the home and make sure everything is safe and ready to go for the installation and then will install the water heater perfectly and make sure it is up to code.