Is It Time To Upgrade Your Water Heater?millennium-plumbing
Is it time to replace your existing water heater but not sure which one to choose? We’re here to help. There are many options and brands to choose from and it is important to select the right one for your home. Our highly trained and professional plumbers will help you select the best option for your specific needs.
If you have just begun your research into water heaters or trying to narrow down your selections, here are the top 3 most common water heaters that our professional team recommend and install:
Tank Water Heaters
Most people think of these when you say water heater, mainly because they are the most common. They work very well, storing a large quantity of water, keep it at a steady temp, and ready for usage. However, if you use more hot water than the tank has stored, you will need to wait for it to warm up again. This can be a problem for homes with several people wanting to shower, do laundry or wash dishes all within a short timeframe.
Tankless Water Heaters
As the name insinuates, these water heaters do not require a water tank. They are also called “instantaneous water heaters” or “demand” heaters since there is no stored water and hot water is produced instantly when needed. These water heaters are far more efficient but are more costly to purchase and to have installed. However, they have a longer lifespan than traditional water heaters and can reduce your energy costs by as much as 25%!
Before installing any new type of water heater, it is important to understand what your needs are. Consider the number of people within your home and just how much water you really use. Discussing these as well as any other questions with one of our trained plumbers will ensure you select the right option for your home. We can also perform a brief efficient load calculation to see just how much energy your water heater currently uses. Many homeowners are surprised to learn that their water heater uses more energy than all other home appliances combined, as much as 17% of your home’s energy usage! We will help you select the most efficient option for your specific needs.
Give us a call today at 410-265-8833 or visit our site to see our current water heater specials for our Baltimore, MD area customers!