As a homeowner, you know that the large appliances in your home will need to be replaced at some point. Daily-use appliances like water heaters and refrigerators, as well as larger systems like heating and air conditioning, are not cheap to replace. So, if you are lucky enough to skate by with a simple repair, be sure to set up a regular maintenance routine right away. But what if an expensive unit—let’s say your water heater—suddenly dies?
When your old water heater breaks down, you need to call a trustworthy professional water heater technician to install a brand-new one. You also need to do some research on water heaters ahead of time to keep yourself in the know. Here are a few things to consider before scheduling water heater installation in Shreveport, LA.
The size of the unit
Many people are not aware that water heaters come in different sizes. The size you need to effectively heat the water in your home depends on the demand for hot water, which is based on the size of the household. That said, an oversized or undersized tank can be problematic. It’s for this reason that you must make sure your technician knows your family’s hot water usage. A water heater tank that is too small may not be right for you, and a unit that is too big for your needs will just unnecessarily consume more energy over the years.
How much the system costs
Most households are on a mission to save money, and it can be tempting to choose the water heater with the lowest price tag. The truth is that a majority of these “affordable” units may actually cost you more over time. Unless the unit costs less because of a rebate, inexpensive water heaters tend to be less energy efficient than their Energy Star rated competitors. Using a cheap unit could lead to higher monthly energy bills, while an Energy Star rated unit offers optimal efficiency—you are likely to see lower utility bills with these units.
If you have a water heater system with a tank, the water is heated up and stored in the tank for later use. Tankless units, on the other hand, heat up water instantly instead of storing it. A tankless water heater uses less energy, but is not for everyone. Talk to a water heater technician about whether or not a tankless system is right for your home.
Hybrid heat pumps
Did you know you can install a hybrid heat pump water heater? If you choose one of these systems, your home will be using one of the most efficient units available on today’s market. What makes hybrid heat pump water heaters so popular in some areas of the country is their ability to move heat from place to place rather than generate it.
For more information about water heater installation in Shreveport, LA, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Perot Plumbing, LLC. Reach out to us today to book an appointment!
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