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5 Things To Consider For A Water Heater Installation

Plumbing Contractor Doing Water Heater Installation
September 30, 2016

Water heater installation is a must this fall if you expect a steady flow of hot water going to all the plumbing fixtures in your household. However, homeowners often make the mistake of rushing through the installation process, leaving them with the wrong water heater. Hot water is an urgent matter at any time of year, but installing a water heater just to have one is a bad idea. You may experience lower levels of efficiency, frequent water breakdowns, and even safety hazards like carbon monoxide emissions or water contamination. Don’t just throw your money at any water heater; installation needs to be done with proper consideration. If you really do want hot water for this fall and winter, always think before you buy.

Calling Central Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for Service

The next time you want to make sure you are getting the right water heater in your home, you can call Central for assistance. Your hot water needs should be met before the fall arrives, and our team of plumbers understand that better than anyone else. Thanks to our residential plumbing, you will have a water heater just right for your home. You will have a water heater that saves money on energy bills, guarantees longer-lasting performance, and most importantly, provides hot water when you need it the most. Our team of plumbers will consult with you before any installation work begins in determining the right water heater for you. Even if you find yourself conflicted on what to do, we can gladly lead you down the right path.

What Should You Consider Before Installing?

You need to make sure you’re getting the perfect water heater for your home this fall, but the decision-making process should not be done randomly. There are several things you should consider before installing:

  1. Water Heater Type:  You don’t necessarily have to stick with a conventional water heater if it is providing more setbacks than benefits. Fortunately, Central can provide you with a selection of water heaters, including:
    • Conventional Water Heaters: This is the most common type on the market. A conventional water heater running on gas will last you to 11 years, although newer conventional models have a much longer lifespan. The tank can vary in gallon capacity.
    • Tankless Water Heaters: If you are done using a tank, you can make the switch to a tankless water heater, which boasts a 20-year lifespan and up to 30% more money saved in energy bills. They do, however, also boast a higher upfront installation cost compared to other water heating types.
    • Solar Water Heaters: This type doesn’t rely so much on fuel and will instead use solar energy from the sun to heat up water. Since it eliminates the possibility of burning fuels that will produce harmful gasses, it will prove much friendlier to the environment. 
  2. Fuel Type: The two main fuel types for water heaters are gas and electricity. The fuel type you choose needs to align with your needs at the moment, especially for water heater installation. If you seek energy efficiency, a gas water heater may be the right choice. However, if you are looking for longer-lasting power, an electric water heater may be better. It all depends on what you want.
  3. Hot Water Demands: Speaking of what you want, your hot water demands are also an important point of consideration. If you have a home with a lot of kitchen and bathroom fixtures, you need to install the right water heater that will be able to cover them all. On the opposite end, installing a water heater that will provide you with more than what you need simply isn’t an efficient way to go.
  4. Energy Efficiency Rate: You also need to consider how a water heater will be able to save you money on energy bills. If your conventional water heater is costing you too much on the energy front, then you need to consider switching to a tankless water heater, which features a 96% efficiency rate. Or, since it won’t burn fuel as much, a solar water heater is also an acceptable alternative.
  5. Overall Cost: The average cost to install a conventional water heater in 2016 is around $889.00. While that may be more cost-effective than other types, don’t allow cost-efficiency to be the sole driving factor in your decision. A cost-efficient water heater is not always the best option, especially when you are opening yourself up to the chance of poor water heating performance and lower levels of efficiency.

If you are struggling with any of these points of consideration, asking a water heating contractor from Central Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning is the best option. Thanks to their years of experience, they will know what water heater will prove to be the right fit for your home. They have the tools and equipment necessary to install any system.

Winter Will Be Here Before You Know It – Don’t Get Caught In The Cold & Schedule A Water Heater Installation Today

Contact Central Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning today if you want to enjoy the winter with the luxuries of a water heater installation!

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