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A Guide to Choosing the Right Water Heater

Plumber repairing an hot-water heaterNow more than ever there seem to be limitless options for technology in your home. When you’re in the middle of moving into a new home or just upgrading the appliances in your own home, there are so many options that make even simple tasks complicated. If you need help choosing the right water heater, we understand, and we can help you through this process. We offer a wide variety of water heaters, and if you need repair or maintenance services we offer service on any make and model water heater system.

If you want a great water heater in Shawnee, KS then make sure that you choose to consult our team before you buy a unit for your home. We can make sure that you pick a unit that’s the best for the needs of your home.

Tank or Tankless?

This is the biggest question when it comes to choosing a new water heater. So let’s run through the benefits of both:

A Tank System

  • Low Initial Installation Costs: Storage of tank water heaters are much cheaper to install than a tankless system.
  • Simple Operation: These systems are reliable which means that the maintenance and repair costs are much cheaper.
  • Low Cost: These systems are much cheaper to repair and replace.

A Tankless System

  • A Long Life Span: Tankless water heaters last between 20 and 30 years which is double the life of a standard storage water heater.
  • Less Space: These systems are streamlined and compact so if you’d like to save space in your home then you should go with a tankless water heater.
  • You’ll Never Run Out of Hot Water: Since a tankless water heater doesn’t store hot water (instead it creates it when you need it) you’ll never run out of hot water.
  • Savings via Operation: While tankless water heaters are a little more expensive to install up front, you’ll save money because of the reduces energy costs (as much as 25% energy savings).

The benefits of both are compelling, but the ultimate determining factor of which is going to be the best is the water demands of your home. We can help match you do the right system.

Understanding the Needs of Your Home

Do you know what your home needs when it comes to the water heater in your home? It’s important to know because your water heater accounts for nearly 17% of a home’s energy use. It consumes more energy than all your other household appliances combined. The biggest factors in determining what type of water heater you need are space and capacity.

We’ll factor the type of water heater you need in your home based on the number of people in your home, the amount of water you use in your home daily, the size of your home, and the construction of your home. With professional help, we’ll also factor in things like the recovery rate (the number of gallons of water that the system can heat in an hour) and efficiency ratings.

If you need help finding the perfect water heater, contact Lutz Plumbing today to schedule an appointment.

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