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Factors to Consider When Installing or Replacing Water Heaters

September 17, 2022

Running hot water is a necessity of every home; from showers to laundry to dishwashing, hot water is the key ingredient for many such household daily duties.


Not many consider water heater installation services an essential part of home maintenance, which often gets overlooked. But when the water heater breaks or creates problems, home life clearly gets frozen in one place. Home Mechanics is your one-stop solution to get you out of this bottomless pit of cold caused by the lack of hot water in the house.


However, there are certain things you must keep in mind when getting water heaters installed in your house:

Factors to Consider while replacing your water heater

It is better to reap all sorts of long-term benefits of a good quality water heater, including lower-energy costs and longer-lasting water heating capabilities.


Here's a rundown of all the factors that you must consider when you go out to buy a water heater.


  • What kind of water heater should I consider?

One that comes with a tank and the other, a tankless water heater, falls into the main category of water heaters. Then there are subcategories for both the types in varieties that may be better or worse for your home, depending on many other aspects. However, when it comes to the two main types, there are a few ways you can tell which type is the right one for you.


Tank water heaters are generally cheaper when you install them, whereas tankless water heater services and their installation will cost you much less. This means that it eventually saves you money by paying for itself in lowered energy costs. Tankless water heaters even last longer, which makes them a long-term investment. And as they are tankless, they even take up a lot less space in your home. 


However, remember that all these benefits obviously come with a cost. Additionally, if you are looking for something to run multiple hot water fixtures at the same time, a tank water heater will get the job done for you and will be more capable of keeping up with the demand for the amount of hot water you will need.


  • Cost of installation of a new water heater

As discussed above, tankless water heaters are generally easier to install, but if you are replacing the water heater in your home and your old water heater was a tank water heater, it may create more difficulties in its installation; it would require you to rearrange your pipes to work with a new hot water system.


The cost of water heater installation services may vary depending on the location and the company you hire for the job, so you have to ensure the plumbing company you pick makes it as reasonable for you as possible.


  • What size should your water heater be?

The size of the water heater you should choose entirely depends on the amount of water usage you have. If you want a water heater for one person's use and are sure about your household's schedule that only one hot water fixture will be used at a time, then a tankless water heater is the right pick for you. It has plenty of water for any fixture at a time, and you will always have hot water readily available.


On the contrary, if you have a bigger family or a schedule where many fixtures are used simultaneously, you may need an entire tank system. The trick is to determine how much water will be used at once; the more the usage, the larger the tank you will need to install.


  • Energy efficiency 

If you are bothered by the increased energy bills, you may also need to consider the efficiency rate of your new water heater you will be installing. When you get modern water installed in your home, it may still hurt your bank a little. But what about when you still need a water heater installed in your home? You can turn to a more natural resource, solar water heaters; they use fuel to heat up water, which results in getting hot water alongside saving on electricity bills and reducing carbon footprint.

 

  • Types of water heater

The good thing about modern technology is that you get a wide array of options to choose from when it comes to appliances, gadgets, and possibly anything under the sun.


How can you tell if you need a water heater repair?


If you have it installed already, you may fail to predict when the problems could occur, considering the fact that the water heaters operate silently behind the scenes. Home mechanics are your go-to problem solvers whenever you want any water heater repairs done at home. No matter the type, experts at home mechanics know how to thoroughly fix the problem from inspection to repair.


 Sure-shot signs that tell you you need a water heater replacement


  • Your water heater has become very old and is at a higher risk of malfunctioning.

  • You sense some kind of contamination in hot water that could cause a major health hazard.

  • You notice too much trouble with the tank of a conventional water heater, like cracks, leaks, or corrosion.

Home Mechanics provides installation, repairs and maintenance of various heating systems as well. We offer Heating Systems from Navien and Rheem.


Reach out to your trusted professionals


For most people, their home relies on hot water, and without the water heater, that gets disrupted. The only solution to this problem would be to reach out to professionals for water heater repair, and who better than Home Mechanics to cater to your needs? Home Mechanics even provides emergency water heater services where an expert will immediately reach your place and restore the water heater right away.

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