Whether you live in Detroit, Clarkston or Gross Pointe, getting a new water heater can be intimidating for some homeowners.There’s more to buying a water heater than simply picking it at random.
You’ll save yourself money and headaches by picking the right heater for your needs. There are lots of options, and each has advantages and disadvantages. A professional installer can advise you on what heater is best suited to your needs and budget. There are many options to choose from:
- conventional tank: stores water and keeps it heated
- tankless: heats water on demand with an element
- hybrid: heats water on demand with a heat pump
A professional installer can advise you on what heater is best suited to your needs and budget. He’ll also be able to answer questions:
- Will you need to install new pipes?
- Do you need to upgrade your outlets or breakers?
- Will pipes or other installations need to be taken out?
- What sort of electrical or gas supply is necessary and how best to do it?
Even more important, your professional installer will be able to troubleshoot future problems. It’s his job to know how gas leaks occur and minimize that risk, or what to do if your electrical connection is faulty, and what dangers that poses.
Your energy bill is where you can really feel the pinch of a water heater. But even that can be helped out with only a tiny effort. The first place to save money on your energy bill is to select the most energy-efficient heater for your budget and needs. There are three main types of power for your water heater:
- Electric: generally less costly than a gas heater
- Gas: not affected by power outages
- Solar: powered by the sun; not efficient in some climates.
Aladdin Heating is invested in helping you get the most out of your new water heater. Please contact us with your questions about purchasing, installing and maintaining water heaters, as well as all your other heating and cooling needs.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Warren, Michigan about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about water heaters and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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