Your water heater takes up a good chunk of your home’s energy consumption and if yours is older than social media and smartphones — it might be time for an upgrade! Modern day tankless water heaters are made more energy efficient than those in the past and can cut your bill down 25-50 percent! Since they are built a little differently, you’ll want to know what to look for. So before you hit the store, here are some tips on how to find the best water heater for your home.
Inquire About The Capacity
Ever go to take a hot shower and two seconds in you get a sharp splash of cold water down your back because you are also running a load of laundry and someone just flushed a toilet; this is where your Gallons Per Minute Rating (GPM) comes in. Though knowing the size of your tankless water heater is important, the GPM rating will let you know how much hot water your new heater will use over a set period so that you can prepare never to run out. An expert will be able to help you find the best GPM for you!
Ask About Warranties
When it comes to your warranty, you have options! Warranties range from 3 to 12 years and the longer the warranty, the more that’s included. So though it might be a bit more pricey monthly, a good warranty can save you from a pricey repair or replacement down the road.
Consider All Types
Before you fully commit to going tankless, review all your options. There are solar water heaters, storage tank heaters, and more. So knowing what best suits your home life is key. A tankless heater is a perfect option for homes that use natural gas to heat up water, and they are one of the most energy efficient options. So now that you know what to look for, it’s time to get shopping!
If you are looking to repair your tankless water heater or need help knowing when to purchase a new one, the experts at Tri-City can help! Schedule an appointment or call our experts at (203) 303-5700.