4 Factors To Consider When Buying A New Hot Water Heater

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When a hot water heats starts to make strange sounds and starts to act up in other ways, it will likely be time to either repair or replace the device. If the device is at least eight years old, you might want to consider replacing it, as it may not have much life left to it. To replace it, you will need to carefully consider what type of unit to purchase, and here are some of the top factors to consider as you make this decision.

The Size of Your New System

Hot water heaters come in many sizes, and some homes will have to purchase two tanks in order to keep up with their demands for hot water. A small home that has just one or two people living in it might be able to get by with a small tank that holds just 20 to 30 gallons of hot water. A larger home with more people may need an 80-gallon tank (or two 40-gallon tanks) in order to keep up. You should choose according to the number of people you have in your house.

The Recovery Rate

Even more important than the size you choose is the recovery rate the system has. The recovery rate of a system refers to how quickly it can replace hot water after it is used. If you have a smaller system with a really high recovery rate, you might be able to get by better than you would if you had a larger tank with a slower recovery rate.

The Type of Energy It Uses

Another good thing to consider at this time is the type of energy the system will use to heat the water. If you currently have a gas system, you might want to stick with buying another gas one; however, you could also consider evaluating an electric system to see if this would be a better option for you.

The Efficiency Rating of the Device

The other factor you must consider is the efficiency rating on the device, and all systems have stated efficiency ratings you can read and review.

There are so many different types and choices available when it comes to hot water heaters, and you should consider talking to a plumber for help choosing the one that is best for your home. A plumber can help you understand the differences and can replace your old one with a new one for you. Contact a plumbing company today to learn more. 

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