There’s nothing quite like waking up and taking an invigorating hot shower. You’ll also need plenty of hot water for laundry, hand washing, and many other daily activities in your Long Beach Township, NJ, home. When it’s time to replace an old, damaged, or inefficient water heater, keep these considerations in mind for your water heater installation.
Size and Capacity
One of the top considerations for a water heater installation is the unit’s size or capacity. If you’re trying to decide between tankless and traditional models, a tankless model can typically provide more hot water than a traditional model. A 50- or 70-gallon traditional model will take up a lot of space in your home. A tankless model with the same hot water flow rate won’t take up as much space. Tankless models also give you more flexibility for installation.
Energy efficiency is another factor to consider when you’re planning a water heater installation. According to the Department of Energy, Energy Star rated water heaters use 15% to 30% less energy compared to a model without the certification. Tankless water heaters usually use less energy because they don’t constantly maintain a supply of hot water. In general, gas is more efficient than an electric water heater. To maximize water heater energy efficiency, go with a tankless, gas-powered unit.
Cost to Operate
If you’re like most homeowners in Long Beach Township, you don’t want higher utility bills. The cost to operate a new water heater is another consideration to keep in mind. The manufacturer will provide an estimate of the annual cost to operate a particular model. However, your local electricity or natural gas rates may vary by supplier. Suppliers may also increase their rates on a seasonal basis.
For more tips on what to consider for a new water heater, take a look at Comfort Zone Home Services’ water heater installation services, or get in touch with us today.