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Water Heaters

Choose the Right Water Heater for Your Home

There are several factors to consider when choosing the right water heater for your home’s needs — gas or electric, conventional or tankless, sizing, and more. Depending on the size of your household and how many gallons you need can help determine which unit is best for you.

HEP can help you choose the water heater that best meets your needs. We will happily review your recent estimates from local competitors and offer a second opinion for your project. Contact us today for an estimate!

Consider an Energy-Efficient Water Heater

While an energy-efficient water heater costs more upfront, it will save you money in the long run. Energy-efficient appliances are designed to use less electricity while providing the same, if not better, operation as standard models. You may even qualify for a rebate when you purchase an energy-efficient water heater.

Water Heater Capacity

Conventional home water heater tanks are available in sizes ranging from 20- to 80-gallon capacities. 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

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.


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 including rust prevention and sediment removal. 

To make sure you protect an important investment, call HEP today!