The Complete Checklist to Buying an Efficient New Hot Water Heater for Your Bathroom
Last Updated on Tuesday, 8 April 2014 09:39
Written by bkshowplace
Tuesday, 8 April 2014 09:39
A new water heater becomes essential during those months when the weather is relentlessly chilly. At the same time, many homeowners do not want their energy bills to shoot completely out of their roofs because of purchasing a new water heater. Choosing an efficient water heater therefore becomes more of a priority.
If you are thinking of buying a new water heater for your bathroom, here is a checklist of considerations that you should keep in mind:
1. Fuel type
Conventionally, water heaters were designed to use gas or electricity only. Recent advancement in technology and energy-consciousness has led to the expansion of the available options. In addition to the two options mentioned above, new water heaters can also use solar energy or heat from an air pump. All of these options are viable depending on your specific needs. Analyze the options to find out which one is best for your home.
2. Water heater storage types
When considering the type of storage offered by a water heater, you have to consider the capacity of the water heater versus the size of your family. You want to buy a new water heater with a storage capacity that meets the hot-water needs of your family adequately.
Another important factor that you should consider when shopping for new water heaters is whether the water heater has a tank or is tankless. Tankless water heaters do not store water. Instead, they heat the water on demand as it passes through the heater. They are more energy efficient than water heaters that have water tanks and, thus, are more preferable.
3. Installation space
When shopping for water heaters, you will also need to consider the space you have for the installation. There is no point in buying a large water heater that will not fit in the space you have available.
At The Bath & Kitchen Showplace, we have professional consultants who will guide you through every step of buying an efficient water heater for your bathroom.