Buying A Water Heater? 5 Factors To Consider

water heater buying tips north carolinaIf you’re ready to invest in a new water heater, you may be surprised at all of the options out there, especially if you haven’t bought a new water heater in the last 10 years or so.

This is an important choice you are making, because water heating makes up around 20 percent of your home’s energy usage.

Don’t worry. We’re making this decision easier by giving you five things to consider as you weigh your choices in water heaters for your North Carolina home.

What type of water heater do you want?

This is the first choice you have to make. There are three options:

To make your selection, here are some things to consider:

Conventional water heaters are less expensive to buy and install. But they’re less efficient than tankless water heaters so your energy bills will be higher.

Tankless water heaters are very energy efficient. And with hot water on demand, you don’t have to wait between showers or for the dishwasher to stop running.

Indirect water heaters are more expensive to install than conventional or tankless water heaters because they need to be integrated with your home heating system.

What kind of fuel your water heater will use

What fuel you use for your water heater can have a major impact on the cost of a new water heater. Talk with the experts at Parker Gas to find out more.

What size water heater you need

One size most definitely does not fit all when it comes to water heaters. You need a water heater that has the capacity to meet your family’s needs when it comes to hot water. But you don’t want to have one that’s too big because then you’ll be wasting energy (and money) heating water you don’t need. Parker Gas’s water heating professionals can help you work that out.

Energy efficiency

Who doesn’t like saving money on their energy bills? Choosing the right size and efficiency rating when it comes to your water heater can help lower your energy costs. Proper installation and regular maintenance from Parker Gas will help keep your water heater running at peak efficiency for years to come.

Total cost of ownership

There’s more than the sales price of a water heater to consider when you’re buying one. Other factors to think about include fuel costs, the water heater’s life expectancy, and more.

To make this process even easier, Parker Gas offers FREE estimates for buying and installing a new water heater!

Parker Gas can help you choose the right water heater for your home. Contact us today to get started!