Factors to Consider When Buying a Tank Water Heater
Selecting a Conventional Water Heater
Buying a new water heater can be challenging. Worry not! You have come to the right place. We have put together a list of the most important things you need to consider when selecting a new water heater.
If the environment is important to you, consider energy efficiency. There are water heaters more efficient than others. So, when you are in the market for a new water heater, pay attention to the Energy Factor rating (EF). This is an indicator of how energy-efficient a tank is. When it comes to cutting on energy bills, turn your head to a tankless water heater with a higher EF rate. Just remember that a tankless water heater installation is a big investment if your home is not equipped with a gas line.
In general, there are two main fuel options for running standard water heaters: electricity or gas (natural gas or propane). There is also a third alternative. A central hot water boiler, also known as a ‘‘sidearm tank’’, is a high recovery and a high-quality tank that contains a heat exchanger inside of it, and the tank is heated as an additional zone of the central boiler.
Often, when getting a new water heater, you will need to do some plumbing. If you have an electric water heater and would like to install a gas one, take into account the cost of running the vent pipe to the outside and a gas line to the heater itself. The same considerations apply when converting from gas to electric. Don’t forget to determine if your electric service is big enough for the additional load.
Conventional storage water heaters are available in different sizes. Select a 40-gallon tank for one to four people, a 50-gallon tank for four to six people, and a 50-gallon high recovery or 75-gallon tank for six to eight people.
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