What Do You Need to Know Before You Replace Your Water Heater?

The average water heater is expected to last between 10 and 15 years before requiring replacement. If you’ve been having issues with your water heater’s performance or your appliance requires extensive repairs, replacing your water heater with a new model offers many benefits. A new water heater will deliver the hot water you need more quickly and with less energy waste, improving your home’s convenience while reducing your monthly utility bills. If it’s time to replace your water heater, there are a few factors to consider before you get this project underway.

Water Heater Types

Replacing your water heater is an excellent opportunity to take a look at your home’s hot water needs and the type of appliance that can best meet your demands. Most homes have a standard storage tank water heater installed, which maintains a reservoir of hot water for use at any time. However, tankless water heaters have been growing in popularity, due to their water-conserving features and their ability to provide unlimited hot water when a large supply is needed. Solar water heaters offer excellent energy savings for those looking to improve the eco-friendliness of their home. The best type of water heater for your home will depend on several factors, including the type of water heater you currently have, the amount of hot water you need at any given time during the day, and even your home’s water pressure. Water heaters are rated to perform at varying capacities and with many different types of energy sources, which can help narrow your selection. Once you’ve determined the capacity of the water heater you need to meet your home’s demands, looking at the price ranges you can expect to pay and the average projected cost of running the water heater can help you make a decision based on your current and annual home budgets. If you aren’t sure where to start, your Orem plumber will be happy to provide the information and advice you need to make a decision regarding the best new appliance for your home.

Water Heater Installation

Regardless of the type of water heater you choose, you should also know that professional installation is the key to getting the most from your purchase. Improper water heater installation can easily lead to leaks, poor performance, and even fire hazards in the home if gas or electrical connections are not stable. Water heater installation is not a do-it-yourself project, so plan to have your professional plumber make a service visit to remove your old appliance and install your new water heater at a time that is convenient for you. Professional installation is not only safer and more convenient, it will also take less time and ensure you get the performance in terms of water delivery and energy savings you expect from your new water heater as well. The right installation will also make a significant difference in the appliance’s longevity, reducing the risk of premature replacement so you can get a greater return on this investment.

Hot water is a home necessity that you shouldn’t live without—if you’re having water heater troubles in Orem, our professional plumbers have the solutions you need. We offer water heater inspections, maintenance, repair, and replacement to ensure your everyday requirements are met and you enjoy the energy and water savings you want. Please click through our website or check out our blog to find out more about maintaining and repairing your home’s plumbing system.

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