Are you in the market for a new water heater? If so, you might be overwhelmed by the variety of options available. But some great choices can come with state and federal rebates and other benefits. Below, Key Heating & Air Conditioning, located in Exeter, NH, shares some things you should consider as you shop for a new water heater.
The size of water heater that you need will depend on several factors. First, it will need to match the number of people in your household. If you have two showers and the dishwasher running at the same time, you might need a larger heater with more capacity. Another consideration is the actual size of the heater. Many newer models are being made wider and taller with added insulation and capacity. Make sure it can fit into your space before purchasing.
Your water heater consumes up to 20% of your home’s energy, so going with an efficient option can save a lot of money over time. Natural gas-fueled heaters are more efficient than electric ones, but there are some other types that are even better. Tankless, or “on-demand,” heaters simply heat water as you need it. However, with these, you have a very limited supply of hot water. A solar heater is another great eco-friendly option, and you can get some great state and federal rebates by using one.
When it comes to purchasing a new water heater, you might be concerned about the appliance’s safety ratings. While it is rare, a malfunctioning water heater can turn into a serious safety hazard, causing gas leaks and even explosions. Make sure you’re getting a quality appliance that doesn’t have a history of safety problems.
Whether you’re in the market for a new water heater, cooling and heating system, or other efficient home solutions, Key Heating & Air Conditioning has the expert technicians and resources to help you go green. For more than 25 years these Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractors™ have been serving the Exeter area by installing, repairing, and maintaining home comfort systems. Contact them today at (603) 436-8811 to set up an appointment or visit their website to learn more.