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How to Choose the Right Water Heater for Your Home

When you need a new water heater, the whole process can seem a bit overwhelming. You suddenly have a decision to make, and there are more options available than you may think. Deciding between tank or tankless, high-efficiency or not, and the different sizing options can be tough, but we are here to offer a little help to residents of Channahon, IL.

Decide on Tank Vs. Tankless

First, you’ll need to decide whether you want a tank or a tankless water heater. The good news is that most homes can upgrade to tankless if the homeowner makes that choice, but you may need a permit for the upgrade. There are many benefits to upgrading to a tankless water heater, but it’s not the best option for every home.

Tankless water heaters use less energy. They do not stay on all the time, which means that your bills will drop month by month with this kind of upgrade. Still, they can take some time to heat up the water, and you may need several if you have a larger household. And tankless water heaters cost more upfront, which is the biggest factor in deciding for many homeowners.

Go for a Higher Efficiency Rating (If You Can)

With tank water heaters, we always recommend high-efficiency systems that save fuel and energy month by month. Again, you can expect a higher upfront cost. But if long-term savings matter to you, ask your plumber about the high-efficiency options available for your home. After all, water heater usage can make up about 17% of the standard home’s utility bills, so it’s worth doing what you can to cut back.

Pick a Size and Brand

Now, you’ll need to pick out the right size for your home, one that can provide enough water for all of the morning showers and nightly routines that take place in your household. You’ll want a reliable system too, and the best person to help you with this is a water heater specialist with plenty of experience in the industry.

Johansen & Anderson Inc offers water heater installation and service in Channahon, IL. Call our friendly team today!

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