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How To Choose the Right Water Heater

Written on: May 16, 2022

Johnny Prescott helps make it easy!

water heater service new hampshireAre you in the market for a new water heater?

If your present water heater is more than ten years old, you should be looking into your alternatives. That’s because most tank water heaters have a lifespan of around ten years.

Don’t put it off until a water heater failure compels you to look into your options, leading to a rushed decision. Johnny Prescott’s knowledgeable equipment experts can help you with any questions you may have regarding upgrading to a new water heater.

Not only do we sell, install, maintain, and repair water heaters, but we can also help you save money by helping you get rebates and other incentives that you may be eligible for!

We’ve put together a list of things you need to think about as you plan for your new water heater.

Types of water heaters

There are three main categories of water heating appliances:

Some more things to consider when you’re looking at what type of water heater to choose include:

Conventional water heaters are less expensive up-front than tankless water heaters, but they are less efficient, resulting in higher energy bills.

Tankless heaters are more efficient, produce limitless hot water on demand, and are far smaller in size. While tankless water heaters cost more up front, they last up to twice as long, allowing you to recoup your investment faster.

Indirect water heating systems are also very effective – especially during heating season – but they need to be connected with your home’s heating system. Installation is more expensive than conventional and tankless water heaters due to this integration requirement.

Type of fuel

The type of fuel you use to heat your water will make a difference in how much it costs, sometimes dramatically. Oil, gas, and electricity are the most frequent fuels. We can assist you in determining which option is best for your house and needs.

Water heater size

You’ll need to heat enough water at a time to satisfy your family’s hot water demands. But you don’t want to spend money heating water that you won’t use. We’ll go through how much hot water your house uses so you know what size tank you’ll need or if a propane tankless water heater would work for you.

Energy efficiency

Efficiency is determined by a number of factors, including the size of the water heater, the efficiency rating of the water heater itself, correct installation and regular professional maintenance.

Total Cost of Ownership

When it comes to your new water heater, there are a few factors that you should consider. Aside from the purchase price and installation fees, think about the other costs over time, such as energy usage and lifespan.

Ready to upgrade to a new, high-efficiency water heater? Get in touch with the pros at Johnny Prescott!