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No matter how well you take care of your water heater, one day you’ll have to replace the unit in your Covina home. Finding a new water heater can be a confusing experience because there’s so many different sizes and brands to choose from.
In an effort to help you find a reliable water heater for your home, our Covina plumbers at Top Notch Plumbing want to share some basic tips in what to look for in a new water heater.
A tank water heater heats water throughout the day, and that takes quite a bit of energy. If you’re looking specifically for a tank water heater, keep energy efficiency in mind. Another option is going tankless. Tankless water heaters are more energy efficient because they’re a more “on demand” water heater. That means, the tankless unit only heats water when you turn on a hot water tap. When you turn the tap off, the heater turns off. That saves you money on both your energy and water bill over the lifespan of the water heater.
The first thing to look for in a new water heater is the cost to you. You want to make sure the unit falls within your budget, but you also don’t want to get a poorly made one that will end up costing you more money in repairs or another replacement. It’s a true sentiment that “you get what you pay for.” That also goes for a plumber. You’ll want to find a qualified plumbing professional to install your new water heater.
You’ll need to find out what to do with your old water heater once the new one has been installed. A lot of homeowners just assume their plumber will take it when they leave. Not all companies will provide this service, and for some of those that do, they ask for a fee. There are quite a few recycling centers that will take your old unit. Contact them beforehand, so you’re not left with a huge, useless appliance in your home.
If you need help finding and installing a new water heater in your Covina home, call the plumbing pros at Top Notch Plumbing to make the job easier!