While your water heater may not cross your mind every day, it is a vital component of your home. When it comes time to swap it out, there are several options. Here are two main things to consider when replacing your water heater.
Different Types to Choose from
Tank water heaters are generally what come to mind when you think of a water heater. These appliances consist of a large, insulated tank that stores hot water until it is needed. Tankless water heaters do not store water, but rather use coils to heat the water as it is needed. Tank heaters are not as energy efficient as tankless, but they do produce more hot water per minute. While these are the most common types of water heaters, there are more options, such as solar or condensing water heaters.
Gauging how Much Water You Will Need
If you have a family of four, you don’t want to install a water heater that is too small and end up with freezing water halfway through your shower. For tank water heaters, consider the FHR, or first-hour rating. For tankless, look at the GPM, or amount of water heated per minute. These numbers can help you choose a water heater that is big enough, but not too big.
This process may seem overwhelming, but the right company will make it a breeze. Call Crown Hardware & Plumbing Supply Inc. for assistance in making an informed decision on your next water heater.