Urbana, Ohio
115 Washington St.
Urbana, OH 43078
(937) 652-1136

What to Consider When Buying a New Water Heater February 21, 2018

Urbana, Champaign
What to Consider When Buying a New Water Heater, Urbana, Ohio

If your home’s water heater is frequently on the fritz, it may be time to replace it, but there are some important considerations to make first. With over 60 years of industry experience, Fetz Plumbing, Heating & Cooling in Urbana, OH, has helped hundreds of families choose the right water heater for their home, so they’ve arranged a few helpful facts below. When choosing a new water heater, weigh these important factors to choose one that suits your needs.

How to Select the Perfect Water Heater

Choose the Right Capacity

One of the first things to consider when buying a new water heat is size. Since the majority of them are sold based on gallons, having an idea of how much water you consume each day is key. You may also find it prudent to do a bit of research into the first-hour rating of storage tank water heaters as well as the gallons-per-minute ratings of tankless ones; then, compare your findings with the overall gallons you think you’ll need for your household. 

Select Your Ideal Type of Water Heater 

water-heatersLike most household appliances, there are several types of water heaters available, each with their own benefits. Storage tank heaters use natural gas to heat water in an insulated tank, then distribute hot water throughout your home as needed. Unlike traditional heaters, tankless ones heat water as it’s pumped through it, but only a limited number of gallons of hot water per minute; this is especially useful for those who need hot water for simply one use at a time. Heat pump heaters capture heat from the air and use it to heat your water and can be much more efficient; however, they’re also much larger than traditional and tankless ones, requiring up to 7-feet clearance in some cases.

Smart Technology 

With all of the technology available nowadays, many heaters come equipped with digital displays that allow you to monitor your home’s hot water consumption. In some cases, smart technology may also be available, providing further oversight through the use of an application for your wireless device. Such technology can be beneficial for those looking to lower their water consumption or run a more eco-friendly household.  

For those still struggling to settle on the best water heater for their home, the experts from Fetz, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling will be happy to help you find a solution. Call them today at (937) 652-1136 to learn more about their services. They also specialize in plumbing, heat pump and furnace repairs and installations, so visit them online for a closer look at what they do. 

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Fetz Plumbing Heating and Cooling
How to Prevent Pet-Related Plumbing Issues, Urbana, Ohio
If you’re a pet owner, you know how much joy animals can bring into your life. However, with all that joy usually comes plenty of messes. Between clogged drains and broken pipes, ani...read more
Why Won't My Toilet Stop Running?, Urbana, Ohio
If your toilet won’t stop running, it’s more than an inconvenience; constant flushing wastes water, driving up your bills. Luckily, you can easily find the source of the issue while ...read more
Do You Need Furnace Repairs or Replacement?, Urbana, Ohio
Whether your furnace breaks down or is near the end of its life span, you may wonder if it makes more sense to repair or replace it. To ensure you get the most out of your inves...read more
5 Tips to Keep Your HVAC System Running Longer, Urbana, Ohio
With a little knowledge and effort, homeowners can play a major role in helping their HVAC systems run efficiently and preventing potential breakdowns. By practicing a few simple mai...read more
3 Ways Fall Furnace Replacements Save Money, Urbana, Ohio
If you need a furnace replacement, one of the best times to schedule it is before the winter season. You’ll save money on your monthly energy expenses when you have a high performing...read more