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What To Know Before A Water Heater Installation

Water heater installation is a must this fall if you currently do not have a trustworthy source of hot water in your home. After all, hot water is essential at any time of year. How else could you expect to shower, wash dishes, do laundry, or cook a meal effectively and comfortably? Not having a water heater in your home can actively prevent you from living comfortably or conveniently in your home on a daily basis. If you want to function in your home without hot water woes this fall, you need to consider an installation now. Even if you just want a hot shower in the morning, it won’t be possible without a reliable water heater.

However, you also need to make sure you are getting the water heater just right for you. All too often, homeowners won’t show proper consideration into their decision and wind up purchasing the wrong water heater. This can lead to a world of trouble, including higher energy bills, frequent calls for water heater repair, and the chances of seeking replacement much sooner than expected. The next time you need a new water heater, think before you buy!

Why Call Payless for Help?

If you want to ensure you have the best water heater in your home, make Payless 4 Plumbing your number-one choice for water heater installation. Our team of plumbers will be more than willing to help find the system just right you. From there, we can conduct a quick installation done right, that will see you with hot water in no time. We don’t want to see homeowners without hot water this fall and winter, so we are willing to do whatever it takes to get it done. With just one call to Payless, you will be able to enjoy a wide range of benefits including money saved on repair services, safer water heating practices, and an adequate flow of hot water to satisfy everyone’s needs.

Types of Water Heaters

The great thing about water heaters today is that there are several different types of models for you to purchase, each with their own benefits. There may even be a little bit of head-scratching on your end to determine what you should install. If that proves to be case, here is an overview of the 4 common types of water heaters you will encounter:

  1. Conventional Water Heaters: This is probably the type you are most familiar with. In fact, it is the most popular water heater type because they are much more simplistic and accommodating. They are available in various sizes to fit within homes of all styles and hot water needs.
  2. Tankless Water Heaters: Maybe you think the tank on a conventional water heater isn’t for you. If so, you still have options. You can abandon the tank entirely, thanks to a tankless water heater. You will enjoy 20 years of energy-efficient hot water, saving you money on utility bills. Plus, you will avoid all of the hardship that can come from owning a water heater tank, such as leaks and corrosion, saving you money on water heater maintenance.
  3. Solar Water Heaters: Solar energy is becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners due to its ability to reduce carbon footprints. Now, solar energy can also be used for water heating. Since they require less fuel, chances of the water heater emitting any harmful gasses that would not prove friendly are minimal.
  4. Tankless Coil Water Heaters: Due to the year-round warm temperatures here in California, homeowners may not see much use for a tankless coil water heater. But it’s important to know in case you move to a colder climate, where you will be more reliant on heating. These water heaters partner with a heating system to produce hot water, instead being able to heat up water without a tank. 

4 Things to Consider Before Purchasing

In addition to the type of water heater, here are four other factors influencing your decision that are worth considering before you buy a water heater:

  1. Water Heater Cost: Now here is a mistake you absolutely shouldn’t make—buying a water heater only because it is cost-efficient. Cost efficiency does not always mean high quality. You may experience frequent system breakdowns, increased spending on repair, and poor energy efficiency. The average cost of a conventional water heater tank right now is around $889, much lower than the cost of installing a tankless model. But this doesn’t mean the water heater itself will be able to satisfy your needs.
  2. Energy Efficiency: Energy bills may prove to be a huge thorn in your side, even if your water heater works well. Before purchasing and installing, you need to consider what type of water heater will be able to heat up water efficiently. When you already need hot water for many purposes on a daily basis, you can’t risk having a model making you pay for all that usage, plus any additional emergency plumbing services you may need.
  3. Fuel Type: The most common water heating fuel types include gas, electricity, propane and solar. Each fuel types has its own set of benefits. For example, gas water heaters are known for their efficiency, but they are neither as safe nor as long-lasting as an electric water heater. Pick the fuel type based off your unique hot water needs.
  4. Hot Water Needs: Speaking of hot water needs, what do you really want out of a water heater? The type of water heater installation may be influenced by your living situation, whether you live alone or with family. If you do indeed live alone, for example, it is not efficient to have a water heater providing more hot water than necessary.

Don’t Experience The Inconveniences Of Not Having Hot Water In Your Home – Schedule A Water Heater Installation Today

Contact Payless 4 Plumbing today if you want guaranteed hot water this fall thanks to our quick, high-quality water heater installation!

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