5 Essential Questions to Ask When Choosing a Water Heater

Posted on: Jan 30, 2020

Installing a new water heater is an excellent way to reduce energy consumption while increasing your access to continual hot water. It’s an investment that will last you years, so choosing a water heater & purchasing the right one is essential.

Before heading off to the neighborhood home improvement store and buying whichever one is on sale, take the time to research and answer these five questions.

1. How Many People Live in Your Home?

If you live in a larger household, you know all too well the frustration of hopping in the shower after everyone else only to discover there’s no more hot water. Taking a cold shower will surely speed your showering process, but it isn’t all that enjoyable.

To determine the right size water heater for your home, you will need to consider the number of people in your home. This way, whether you’re the first person or last person to take a shower, there will still be hot water.

2. How Many Bathtubs and Showers Do You Have?

A second tub or shower can expedite morning showering. But it still requires twice as much hot water. If you have a second shower or bathtub or more, you’ll need a water heater that can handle running water for all of them at the same time. 

3. Do You Have A Large-Volume Bathtub or Whirlpool?

You need a water heater able to manage large amounts of water. With a large-volume bathtub or whirlpool, you will use more water than you usually would with a traditionally sized tub. 

4. How Many Appliances Require Hot Water?

Beyond sinks, tubs, and showers, how many appliances do you use that require hot water? Do you have a heater inside the house that draws off the hot water? You like to use hot water in your washing machine and certainly in your dishwasher. You might even have a handful of other, smaller appliances that use hot water. Consider all the appliances you have that require hot water.

5. How Many Appliances Operate at The Same Time?

How frequently do you run the appliances at the same time? Do you often wash clothes and dishes at the same time? Answering this will help you determine possible hot water usage during the day and direct you toward the best water heater.

Installing Your Water Heater

It’s essential to have a water heater professionally installed and have the old water heater removed. Airco Service Inc. is your local certified, licensed, and insured plumber. We can disconnect and remove the current water heater and properly install your new one to ensure optimal performance.

If you need help with installation or have additional questions regarding choosing a water heater, give the team at Airco Service Inc. a call.