Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Home
Whether you are replacing an old water heater or buying one for a new home you are building, there are a number of factors to consider you ensure you get the right fit for your Mobile home.
Be Sure to Get the Right Size
Size plays a big role in the kind of water heater you will want for your home. The bigger the tank on the water heater, the more hot water it will be able to hold at once.
Conventional water heaters usually have tanks with sizes ranging from 30 to 100 gallons.
If you have a large family or a lot of people living in a home, you likely want a water heater with a larger tank.
If it’s just you by yourself or you and your spouse, you can get by with a smaller one or perhaps even a tankless water heater that heats water only on demand.
Energy Efficiency Matters Most
How energy efficient your water heater will be is another consideration when trying to select the right one for your home. One thing to keep in mind is that a new water heater is going to be more energy efficient that what you have in your Mobile home already, thanks to improvements in technology and new government regulations.
Other factors in energy efficiency include size and fuel source. The smaller the tank, generally the more energy efficient the unit is going to be, because it is heating less water on a regular basis.
Electric water heaters generally are more efficient than gas ones, although it depends on the type of water heater and the area in which you live.
Cost is a major consideration when selecting a water heater for your home. The cost decision often comes down to how much you spend upfront vs. how much you are going to spend over the long term on energy costs to operate the water heater.
A cheaper water heater may cost more to operate over the long term, mitigating the upfront savings. Likewise, a heater that uses an alternative energy source may cost more but save you money on energy costs.
When looking to get a new water heater, it’s important to evaluate all the factors that are important to you before making a decision so that you make the right choice for your home.
Not sure what water heater works for your Mobile, AL home? Call Drain Busters Plumbing & Rooter at (251) 665-9898, and get the best advice from the professionals.