Water Heater Installation
Installing on a new water heater used to be relatively straightforward: take out the old one and replace it with a newer model. Today, you have more options to consider, many of which can improve energy efficiency and the green living profile of your home while saving you money at the same time. Typically, you’ll have a choice between gas, electric, tankless, and even solar-powered water heaters.
Choose the Right Water Heater for You
More options can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you’re more likely to get exactly what you want without having to compromise. On the other, you’ll have to do more research to understand the pros and cons of each type of water heater and which ones comply with the latest Department of Energy water heater standards. Luckily, the expert plumbers at Brothers Air, Heat and Plumbing can guide you through the process. Here are a few things to consider when you’re shopping for a new water heater:
- Number of people living in your home (hot water demand)
- How well your old unit supplied your demand
- Fuel type, availability and cost
- Estimated energy efficiency of various models
- Length of warranty
- Maintenance and repair information
- Cost of unit as it relates to annual operating cost
- Local municipal code requirements
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Energy efficiency – Although gas and electric water heaters can lose some efficiency because water is constantly being heated in the tank, current efficiency standards are much improved over the past. Spending a little extra upfront will give you a more efficient water heater, saving you money in the long run. Look for an R-12 to R-25 insulation rating. With tankless water heaters, you can save money by not heating and reheating the same water in the tank.
Cost – Water heater prices vary for a wide range of reasons, including the local municipal code/permit requirements, water line connections, gas line, strapping, access, and type of water heater. Contacting a professional plumber for a free in-person evaluation is the best way to check pricing. A “blind” quote over the phone is often inaccurate.
Tankless Water Heater Installation
There’s never a good time to run out of hot water—especially if you’re halfway through a shower. But there is a way to make sure you always have hot water on hand no matter how much your household demands it.
With a tankless water heater, you can have instant access to all the hot water you need. And that’s not the only benefit they provide: they take up a lot less space, have a longer lifespan, save energy because they don’t have to keep a tank full of water heated around the clock, and ultimately save you money in operating costs in the long run.
Your Go-To Water Heater Experts
If you’re in the market for a new water heater, you have a number of different options, from the traditional gas or electric tank models to an energy-saving tankless version. But this is a significant investment to make, and it’s not always easy to tell which type is best suited for you and your home. That’s why the plumbers at Brothers Air, Heat and Plumbing are always available to provide a no-cost analysis of the tankless water heater pros and cons and help you decide on next steps.
If you do decide to go with a tankless water heater, you can expect higher upfront costs—but the long-term advantages might fit better with your needs and budget. Our plumbers can install your new unit and get you started on the road to savings as soon as possible.