Water Heaters

Choose the Right Water Heater for Your Home

You’ll want to consider a number of factors when choosing the right water heater for your home’s needs, such as whether you need gas or electric, conventional or tankless. You’ll also want to know what size you need, which will vary depending on the size of your household and how many gallons of water are used at certain times.

Keep in mind, that a new 50-gallon water heater tank might take up more space than your existing one due to new regulations or insulation.

Count on HEP is on the Way to help you decide on the right water heater for your unique needs. Contact us today for an estimate to get started! We would be happy to review your recent, written estimates from local competitors and offer a second opinion for your project.

Consider an Energy-Efficient Model

If your water heater saves energy, it saves you money. According to the Department of Energy, heating your household’s water adds up to about 18% of your total energy use. While an energy-efficient water heater may cost more upfront, it will save you lots of money in the long run. You could even qualify for a rebate when you purchase an energy-efficient water heater!

Water Heater Capacity

Conventional home water heater tanks are available in a wide range of sizes and capacities. Tank water heaters can range from 20 to 80 gallons. However, you must consider the first-hour rating, which is how much hot water you get from the water heater in its first hour of operation. The first-hour rating should be close to how much water you use at peak times, whether that’s in the morning when the shower is running or later in the day with the dishwasher and washing machine in use.

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Water Heater Warning Signs

Lately, has your water bill or electric bill risen dramatically? We may know why!
If your water heater is starting to have to put more effort into getting the job done, it’s a good sign that repairs are going to be needed soon.

Do you have a leaking or rusted tank? Your water heater is something that is very important and should be inspected regularly for physical signs of damage. Look for water pooling around the floor and/or corrosion on the unit itself.
Have you noticed poor water quality? An aging heater may be the culprit behind rust-colored, foul-smelling water coming out of the tap.
Have you heard any strange noises? If you’re hearing snaps, cracks, or any other odd noises this can indicate scale buildup on your unit’s heating elements.

Do you have a leaking or rusted tank?

Your water heater is something that is very important and should be inspected regularly for physical signs of damage. Look for water pooling around the floor and/or corrosion on the unit itself.

Have you noticed poor water quality?

 An aging heater may be the culprit behind rust-colored, foul-smelling water coming out of the tap.

Have you heard any strange noises?

If you’re hearing snaps, cracks, or any other odd noises this can indicate scale buildup on your unit’s heating elements.

ROUTINE MAINTENANCE IS KEY TO KEEPING YOUR WATER HEATER RUNNING FOR THE LONG TERM!

No matter what type of water heater you have, it should be serviced about once a year. Regular maintenance will protect your investment and keep your energy costs down. This includes having the sediment cleaned out yearly, new anode rods, and overall checkups.

HEP is on the Way offers multiple different solutions to all types of plumbing problems. All of our plumbers have been specifically trained. to handle all your tank and tankless water heater services or repairs. This includes working with anode rods to prevent rust inside the tank and making sure the yearly sediment removal process is done correctly.

To make sure you protect an important investment, make sure you call HEP is on the Way!