How To Choose a Hot Water Heater

Water heaters are what supply your bathtub, shower, washing machine, and sinks with the warm and hot water you need to cook and clean. They also account for roughly 14% of your overall utility bill. Owning an out-of-date water heater (typically one that’s 10+ years old) can result in higher energy costs and consumption. 

When you’re ready to replace your water heater, you’ll likely have a lot of questions. What’s the best model on the market? Do I need an energy-efficient water heater? Do I go tankless or traditional? Who should install my water heater? Here, we’ll help you walk through hot to choose a hot water heater for your Denver area home.

How to Choose a Water Heater

1. Pick a fuel type.

First, determine what type of fuel source you have in your home. Will you be operating you water heater off of gas or electric? Once you know the fuel source, you can easily choose a water heater to fit your needs.

2. Choose storage v. tankless.

Next, you’ll want to choose your type of water heater. Consider your needs before deciding on storage versus tankless. Storage water heaters are traditional models and can range from small to large to fit your needs. Tankless water heaters don’t store hot water; they heat water as it passes through a series of coils. While more energy-efficient, they do take a bit longer and can only be used in one to two rooms at a time. If you have lots of kids that need to shower at once or you need to operate multiple appliances simultaneously, this might not be the option for you.

3. Find the right installation company.

Finding the right installation company is just as important as finding a water heater that meets your needs. A competent installation company will be able to help you find a unit thats energy-efficient and cost saving for your family. Then, they’ll be able to install in with ease to save your time and effort. 

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Need plumbing help near Denver, Fort Collins, or Loveland? Before you take care of installing a new water heater alone, call Good Guys Home Services. We are #1 in Denver for plumbing and HVAC services. Give us a call today at (970) 818-8008 or fill out our online form to schedule your appointment

We offer year-round plumbing and HVAC services throughout Northern Colorado. Located in Fort Collins, we also serve the following areas: Loveland, Ault, Greeley, Denver, Windsor, Boulder, and Longmont, Colorado.

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