Tips on How to Decide Which Water Heater to Purchase
When deciding on which water heater to purchase, you must take into consideration various factors like price, heating times, and safety. If you have difficulty in choosing a heater, you can consult any service company specializing in water heater installation. They will happily recommend one and install it in your home.
Price of the heater
The first distinction to be made is obviously regarding the purchase price. At first, you may think to purchase a lower priced heater which has a decent performance. However, it is not that simple. You have to take many other factors into consideration. For example, a heater which costs 20% more than its next competitor may at first seem expensive, but if you do the math and it turns out that the heater actually consumes half the electricity than the competitor, then the heater looks to be a better choice even though it costs 20% more initially.
Another factor to take into consideration is the heating time – How long does a gas heater or an electric heater take to heat the water? Gas heaters are known to beat electric heaters in this regard. A gas heater is capable of heating water in half the time it takes an electric one.
How long will the heater last? This is also an important question when you are thinking of getting yourself a new heater. A water heater should easily last for more than 10 years. If you come across any heater that does not guarantee that it will last at least for 10 years, then it is better to avoid it.
Make sure that the heater meets all the safety standards set by the government and other agencies. The last thing you want is a water heater that defaults on the safety standards, putting you and your family in harm’s way.
Once you have determined which heater to purchase, you can contact us for the water heater installation. Our staff at Master Tech Mechanical have over 40 years of experience in installing and maintaining water heaters.