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Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Water Heater

Posted on May 18th, 2017

water heater repair ahwatukee | plumbing & a/c medicAre you in the market for a new water heater? If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about your water heater until you need it to be repaired or replaced. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you! Here are a few things that you’ll want to consider when purchasing a new water heater for your home.

Tips for Choosing a Water Heater:

How much hot water do you use at home?

Knowing how much hot water you need at home is an essential step in choosing a new water heater. You need to make sure that the tank is large enough to support your home’s water use! Alternatively, you can opt for a tankless or on-demand water heater that heats water as it is needed — you’ll never run out.

What type of fuel source do you have in your home?

You will need to determine whether you need an electric or gas water heater. Depending on your fuel source, you will have different water heater options available to you.

How much are you willing to spend upfront?

Every water heater comes at a different price point. Depending on your home needs, you can narrow down the type of water heater that would be the best fit for you home. Tankless water heaters have a larger upfront cost, but tend to last longer (about 20 years). Traditional water heaters are cheaper upfront, but will need to be replaced in 10-15 years.

If you are ready to upgrade your water heater to a new model, our professional plumbing technicians here at Plumbing & A/C Medic are here to help. Learn more about the services that we offer here at Plumbing & A/C Medic on our website.

Contact our office by giving us a call at one of the numbers below:

East Valley – (480) 734-1745

Central Valley – (602) 540-8511

West Valley – (623) 640-1019