Tips for Choosing a New Water Heater

 

One of the reasons it is so important when choosing a new hot water heater is because this is most definitely the biggest energy hog in the home. The heater needs to be running day and night to ensure that hot water is ready at the turn of the faucet.Understanding how much energy this appliances consumes does not simply mean choosing the least expensive model to offset your utility costs. Here are just a few tips for choosing a new water heater that will safe you money for may years to come.

What Factors Should I Consider?

The most important thing to consider when it comes to the water heater is your water consumption. It doesn’t make sense to purchase a larger unit when you have a family of two using the water. Pay close attention to the size of the family, your water usage needs, and how often you run appliances that consume water.

Then you can choose the water hater that is most efficient for the water consumption, and has a high enough energy rating to safe you money throughout the year. The more efficient the water heater, the longer you can expect less energy consumption, resulting in lower bills.

How Often Does it Need Maintenance?

Just like your car, you need to have this appliance checked at least twice a year to ensure it is running properly. The inside of the water heater contains many components that will affect the way it performs.

If the heating elements are not working properly, it will take significantly longer to heat the water, resulting in your utility bills to skyrocket. Cleaning the system will eliminate the sediment deposits that lead to clogged lines and restricted water flow.

Can I do the Repairs Myself?

Arlington New Water HeaterNever attempt to repair the water heater yourself, always call in your local plumbing professional. The heating elements within the tank are highly sensitive and can easily become further damaged if not worked on by a professional.

The plumbing technician can easily spot signs of trouble when doing his annual maintenance check, being able to save you tremendous amounts of money in costly emergency repairs from a failed unit.

The professionals not only have the equipment to make necessary repairs more efficiently, they have the experience to be able to identify a potential problem while it is only a tiny repair.

Doing some research on a new water heater for your Arlington home? Call The Plumbing Dr. at (703) 525-9280 today, and get the proper insight on your new water heater choice.