It’s easy to take a water heater for granted until it fails and you’re forced to take a cold shower. When searching for a new water heater, Yardley residents come to Chud Air Conditioning, Heating & Duct Cleaning. Here are some factors to consider so you can choose one that is right for your family.
Tank vs. Tankless
A conventional storage water heater holds hot water in a reservoir so it’s available when needed. A tankless water heater heats up water on demand, rather than heating it ahead of time and storing it. Tankless water heaters cost more up front than models with tanks, but tankless water heaters typically use less energy, have lower operating costs, and last longer.
You should choose a water heater that is an appropriate size for your family’s needs. Think about how much hot water you use on a daily basis to wash clothes and dishes and to take showers. If your family uses a lot of water, you may need a large water heater, or you may decide to install more than one.
The type of fuel a water heater uses can affect its efficiency, size, and operating costs. Water heaters can use several types of fuel, including:
- Natural gas
- Geothermal energy
Compare operating costs for water heaters that use different sources of fuel. Think about the types of fuel that are readily available in your area and their costs so you can narrow down your options. One type of water heater might require less fuel than another, but the one that needs less fuel might cost more to operate if the fuel it uses is more expensive.
Get Help Choosing a New Water Heater Yardley
The professionals at Chud Air Conditioning, Heating, and Duct Cleaning can help you choose a water heater perfect for your home. We are here to listen and to answer any questions you may have so you can choose a system that will meet your family’s needs and budget. Once you have selected a model, we can install it in your home. We can also help with maintenance and repairs in the future. Contact us at (215)659-4343 to learn more.