It’s the holiday season, and that means people all across America are thinking about their shopping. One item that might be on your shopping list is a new water heater for the winter. No two models of water heater are the same and there’s plenty to think about when shopping around. Price is an obvious factor, but some models produce different amounts of hot water or use different sources of fuel. Our experts at Gold Star Service can give you a head-start on your shopping by arming you with the information you need!
Here are five major factors to consider when buying a new water heater:
It shouldn’t be surprising that a water heater’s cost plays a major part in a buyer’s decision. However, there’s more to consider about the price aside from the initial investment. Having a water heater running in your home will cause an increase in your energy bills. You’ll need to crunch the numbers to determine how much you’ll expect to pay annually for your purchase.
A water heater’s energy efficiency plays into how much it’ll cost you. More efficient water heaters can better use fuel/energy to heat your home, reducing their upkeep. For this, you’ll want to compare water heaters based on what fuel/energy they use. This way, you’ll get the best idea about which one is the most efficient.
Water tank style
There’s more to a water heater than what it uses to heat your water. There are many different types of water heaters other than the basic tank model. These different models are usually categorized by how they heat the water, their fuel/energy source, or how they dispose of harmful byproducts. One common variant you may find is the tankless water heater, which heats water as it enters your home.
A water heater’s size is a quick way to estimate at a glance how much hot water it can produce. Usually the bigger the water heater, the more hot water it produces. However, larger water heaters are more expensive and take up more space. You’ll generally want a water heater that’s big enough for your water needs but not so big that you’re wasting its potential.
Energy and fuel
Water heaters run on a wide variety of fuel or energy types, and that choice can affect a model’s price, size, and efficiency. Most water heaters run on something common like propane, electricity, or natural gas. However, others run on more exotic choices like solar energy, fuel oil, or geothermal. It’s important to consider how you’ll fuel your water heater in case of an emergency. With something like propane, you’ll need to have a stockpile ready, while electric water heaters may require you to have a generator on hand.
Why trust Gold Star Service’s expertise on water heaters?
Gold Star Service has been providing the Long Island area with high-quality home service work since 2010. We have a dedicated team of professionals who will offer exceptional customer service that makes a customer’s home service needs the number-one priority. Our various services are making the lives of our customers more comfortable and convenient, and it’s all thanks to our trained, licensed professionals.
But we are not ready to give ourselves all the credit. Our hard work would not be possible without our loyal customers who make Gold Star Service their number-one choice for home service. It’s their business that pushes us to offer better service and take the extra steps in ensuring their 100% satisfaction. Gold Star Service has offered high-quality since the beginning, and we always make sure to deliver the best. Call Gold Star today to learn more about our water heater services!