Many homeowners overlook their water heater when scheduling maintenance or upgrading appliances. While it may not be your top priority when it comes to appliances, you do use your water heater multiple times a day.
Doing laundry, taking a shower and washing dishes are all ways that you may use your water heater. Water heaters represent a large chunk of your energy usage. An upgrade will provide a lower energy bill and better heating capabilities.
Whether you are looking to replace your existing water heater or to install a brand new system, our team at Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Cooling and Heating is ready to provide quality service. Our expert plumbers are highly experienced and have the skills necessary to effectively install your water heater.
Conventional and tankless are the two different kinds of water heaters. It is important that you understand the differences between the two so that you can choose the water heater that best fits your family’s needs.
Conventional water heater: this is the most common water heater in homes and has a reservoir full of water attached. The water is heated within the tank and then flows to fixtures through your pipe system. While this may be the most common water heater, it is not necessarily the most energy efficient. It keeps water heated all of the time which can increase your energy bill.
Tankless water heater: tankless water heaters actually include a system of pipes that heat the water as it travels through. Because of this pipe system, the water is only heated when needed, which increases energy efficiency. These types of water heaters are best for small families or houses. When hot water is needed in multiple places at the same time, the system becomes less efficient.
Once you have chosen what kind of water heater you would like to install, you will have to choose whether you want electricity, oil or gas to power the system. If you are not sure what energy source is best for your home, you can always contact one of our technicians who would be happy to walk you through the differences and help you decide.
What to Consider Before Installing a Water Heater
Here are a few things that you, or in consultation with a technician, should think about before you install a water heater:
Fuel type: the most common fuel sources for water heaters are electricity, gas and oil. This is really only important for those who may be considering switching from their current fuel type to another. If you are looking for an integrated fuel source, electricity may be the right choice. On the other hand, if you want something that will reduce your energy bill, then gas is your best bet.
Water heater size: while choosing the size of your system may seem insignificant, it is actually one of the most important parts of the installation process. The first thing that our expert plumbing technician will do is a load calculation to determine what size water heater you need. Too small and you will have poor water heating. Too big and your energy costs will be substantially higher.
Energy efficiency: while you may feel that your current water heater works perfectly fine, there may be cheaper options out there that are actually more efficient and will reduce your monthly energy bill. Not only will an efficient system save you money, it will also reduce your carbon footprint. Win-win!
Household needs: it is always important to consider how much hot water you may actually need. Someone who is living alone will need much less than a large family. Consult with your plumber what kind of water heater will provide enough hot water for your family to be comfortable.
Benefits to Replacing your Water Heater
If your water heater is replaced correctly, it will last for years. This is why it is so important that you choose a plumbing company with highly trained and experienced technicians. Take a look at some reasons why replacing your water heater with Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Cooling and Heating will give you the best results:
Longer water heater lifespan: no matter what kind of water heater you choose, the newest models are designed to last much longer than older models. When you install a newer model with higher energy efficiency and modern features, you won’t have to think about another replacement for many years to come.
Increased energy efficiency: a new water heater may be a large short-term investment, but the increased energy efficiency will give you a return on your investment through lower energy bills. If you have been looking for a solution to your high energy bills then a new water heater may be just what you need!
Better mood: the last thing that you want when you first wake up is to be inconvenienced with a cold shower. Or if you have to wash the dishes with cold water because multiple members of your family are using up the hot water. Installing a new water heater can combat these situations and make sure that everyone has hot water when they need it, making a happier household!
Call Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Cooling and Heating to Schedule an Appointment Today
Our expert plumbers have the qualifications, skills and tools needed to effectively install your brand new water heater. When you hire Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Cooling and Heating to install your water heater, you won’t have to worry about incorrect sizing or an inefficient system. Trust the company with over 50 years of service to handle all of your plumbing, cooling and heating needs.
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