Most water heaters last for over a decade; with such long-lasting appliances, you want to make sure you choose right the first time. When you’re shopping around for a new water heater for your New Orleans home, look for these three cost-effective features.
Water Heater Types
Most models are storage-tank water heaters, which means they heat cool water in the tank and distribute the hot water as necessary. Even though they’re the most traditional, they still tend to be the most cost-effective.
In contrast, tankless heaters heat water on demand without storing it. Though they require less space, they tend to be more expensive to install, and they’re not always the most sensible choice for larger households with greater hot water needs.
Energy Efficient Models
Water heaters traditionally use either gas or electric power to heat water for cooking, bathing, and other household uses. Gas is typically considered the best choice for energy efficiency, as they generally use less energy than their electric counterparts.
Not all water heaters are created the same, and you’ll want to make sure that the one you purchase is sized correctly for your home and needs. When calculating your optimal water heater capacity, consider how many bathrooms your home has, how many people live in your home, and whether you have high-demand appliances like a hot tub.
When choosing a size, it’s important to consult with a water heater expert. Selecting a water heater with a storage capacity that’s far too small means you’ll constantly be stuck with cold water, not to mention the water heater will have to work harder to keep up with demand. In contrast, selecting a device that’s too large means you’ll just waste money heating extra water.
Considering a water heater upgrade? Don’t wait another day to call the New Orleans water heater experts at Bryan’s United Air Conditioning: (504) 208-2071.
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