Tips for Choosing a New Water Heater in Minneapolis
- Atmospheric Vent Water Heater
- Electric Water Heater
- Tankless Water Heater
Choosing a new water heater for your home can be a major undertaking. There are a wide variety of factors that have to be taken into consideration. Will it be able to produce enough hot water for your family? How much will it cost? What kinds of water heater models can I use? At Water Heaters Now, we’re able to answer all of those questions and more. Take a look at some of the most important things to consider when buying a brand new water heater.
Here are some of the most important considerations when shopping around:
Tank style options
There are quite a few different options for the type of water heater you use. You can always use the tired and true tank water heater, but there are various sub-types. Some of these sub-types are based on how they dispose of combustible gasses or what they run on. Some types heat the water through different means. Tankless water heaters, for instance, heat water as it comes into your house and have a variety of pros and cons.
How much the water heater will cost you is always a major consideration. Not only do you have to think about the initial investment, but there are running costs you need to consider. You’ll want to estimate your annual costs for any model you’re considering and compare it to less and more energy-efficient models. The costs will also depend on what kind of model you get.
The size of your water heater plays a big factor in how much hot water it can produce. Bigger water heaters can produce more water but can cost more and take up more space.
Knowing your potential water heater’s energy efficiency can help you maximize your energy and cost savings. You’ll want to compare models with similar energy/fuel sources to find the most efficient one.
Fuel/Energy type, availability, and cost
The fuel or energy you use to run a water heater will affect it’s costs, efficiency, and size. You’ll most likely see electricity, natural gas, and propane as some common types. However, you may also be able to use solar energy, geothermal energy, or fuel oil.
What makes Water Heaters Now my best choice for getting a new water heater?
Master Plumber Raymond Snesrud has been plumbing in the twin cities for 10 years and he says, “I have noticed that there are hundreds of plumbing companies who do thousands of plumbing types of repairs. I have had dozens of employees over the last 10 years, and I have found it very difficult to hire technicians who will respect people and their homes the way they deserve. One day five years ago, it occurred to me that if we only install and repair water heaters, we could become the leading experts at doing one thing.” Call Water Heaters Now today to learn more about the water heaters we offer!