Choosing a new water heater can be daunting. With so many different models, sizes and types of water heaters, customers often have a hard time knowing just which one is right for them. Despite the many different water heaters on the market our Orange County and Los Angeles plumbers know there are three main considerations for homeowners choosing a new one: fuel type, tank vs. tankless and energy efficiency.
The first decision our Orange County and Los Angeles plumbers suggest you make is whether to go with a gas-powered water heater or an electrical one. The advantage of a gas-powered water heater is that even if the power goes out, your hot water won’t do go down the drain with it. The advantage of an electrical water heater is that no insulation or ventilation is necessary. That being said, electrical water heaters are often much more expensive to run.
Tank or Tankless
The next consideration for homeowners looking to buy a new water heater is whether to pick a tank or tankless model. Tank water heaters heat up water in large batches and store it in an insulated water tank. Tankless, or “on-demand,” water heaters take up less space and, because they only heat water when the taps are on, they save energy. The disadvantage is that they are not always able to produce enough hot water to run multiple appliances simultaneously.
Last but certainly not least on the list of considerations is energy efficiency. Water heaters have become much more efficient in recent years, so talk to a professional, certified Orange County or Los Angeles plumber to find out which one is the most cost-effective option.
At Jack Stephan, our team of plumbing experts is highly skilled in installation of water heaters. And we are happy to guarantee all of our parts and labor, which gives our customers confidence in knowing that repairs performed by our team will last.
We were founded nearly 70 years ago and have been proud to be the preferred Orange County and Los Angeles plumber since 1946.
For more information about choosing the right water heater or to schedule an appointment with a Orange County and Los Angeles plumber from Jack Stephan, please give us a call at 1 (800) 464-7586.