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A New Water Heater Takes Some Research and Knowledge

C & D Plumbing Inc.

Choosing a New Water Heater

Factors to Consider When Choosing a New Water Heater

When choosing a new water heater, the most important aspects are having a heater that will produce sufficient heat and will run efficiently, cutting down costs. The size and type of heater are also other important things to take into consideration when getting a new water heater. There are a number of different water heaters. First, there's the conventional storage water heater, which carries a tank of hot water.

The only thing with these is that they can run out of hot water. Tank-less water heaters on the other hand heat water directly, so there's no need to worry about running out of water. Heat pump water heaters simply move hot water from one place to another. Indirect water heaters use a home's space heating-system to heat up the water. The most efficient water heater on the market is of course the solar water heater.

Altogether, it depends on the type of water heater a person wants, depending on their needs. For instance, someone that is tired of running out of hot water would get a tank-less water heater. However, it's important to keep in mind that some water heaters will be more expensive than others.

On the other hand, some of the more expensive ones will save money in the long run. A good example of this would be a solar water heater. Yes they are expensive, but they will eventually pay-off in the long run. Basically, it all comes down to a person's budget, space, and needs.

How Often Water Heaters Should Be Maintained

A water heater that isn't maintained well will slowly lose its ability to function properly. Deposits can build up in the water pipes and cause feeding problems. Gas lines can also be clogged with debris, causing them to not produce enough heat. Dust and other debris can pose a fire hazard.

Depending on the number of occupants living in the home, it's recommended to check the water heater every 4-6 months and drain it every 6-12 months. Having a well maintained water heater will not only allow it to function at its best, but it will also be more efficient, saving money.

Doing some research on a new water heater for your Fort Lauderdale home? Call C&D Plumbing Inc. at (954) 758-8169 today, and get the proper insight on your new water heater choice.