Water Heater Installation
Water heater installation is one of the wisest decisions you will ever take about your household. We constantly underestimate how much we use water in our everyday lives. Not only for drinking, but bathing, washing, laundry, cooking – everything is done with regular tap water. Now imagine that being ice cold – not very comfortable is it? And if you already have one for ages, but it has been malfunctioning of late, then also you should consider installing a new one. Old models not only become unreliable and consume more and more energy, but they can be a hazard for your household as well.
Different types of water heater
Your daily hot water needs will determine which type of water heater you are going to need. If there are many occupants who would be using the same line, then you would better go for a storage-based water heater, which keeps the hot water reserved and supplies simultaneously at different points without failure.
But in case you will need hot water throughout, then tankless water heater is your best option, although slightly more expensive. They take very little time to heat up and you get a running hot water all day long.
On the other hand, you need to consider the fuel on which the heater will run. Electric and gas are the most common types, though hybrid and solar are available in some places.
Cost of water heater installation
Tankless water heaters are costlier to install, and if they run on gas – the installation charges should be even more. The authorized plumber you have appointed will be able to tell you better about the overall charges. However, both these types of water heaters eventually turn out to be energy-efficient in the long run than storage and electricity based heaters.