Do you have a home – and hot water heater – that can’t handle the dishwasher and the washing machine operating simultaneously? Are mornings in your home a race to the shower – and the hot water – that you usually lose? A new water heater is an easy – and energy efficient – way to beat the “cold-shower-in-the-morning” blues.
ClearWater Plumbing specializes in plumbing solutions to make your life not just easier – but more enjoyable as well! A member of the “A-team” at ClearWater Plumbing can come out and talk with you about the perfect water heater for your family today!
People often ask us, “What’s the best water heater to buy?” or “Who makes the best water heater” and we have to say, well – all water heater makers use the same process, but before you decide on a brand – you need to understand what configuration you need in a water heater, which means that there are a considerable number of differing factors to decide on first. Gone are the days when water heaters were interchangeable, except for the fact that they had a 30, 40, or 50-gallon capacity. Now the choices, kinds, and types of water heaters on the market are pretty overwhelming. Here are the top four things to consider about water heaters today:
• Capacity?: How much hot water do you need? Obviously, if you’ve got a family of 10 you don’t want the same size water heater that’s right for a family of three. It’s not just about gallons or sizes either; you need to check what the “first-hour rating” is as well. Don’t know what the “first-hour rating is? Call Clearwater Plumbing, we can help!
• Gas or Electric? Do you want a gas or electric water heater? Gas heaters are usually more expensive to install, but they’re generally less expensive in the long run, both on a monthly basis as well as in terms of energy efficiency. Don’t know the pro’s and cons of each? Call ClearWater Plumbing, we can help!
• New or Standard Technology: This means – do you want one of the new tankless models, or do you want to stay with the traditional? Water heaters have come a long way; while the traditional water heater heats water in the tank as it empties and is refilled, a tankless water heater will heat water on demand, which means unlimited hot water. Both work well, they’re just different. Still not sure how a “tankless” water heater works? Call ClearWater Plumbing, we can help!
• Energy Efficiency: The energy efficiency of a water heater is a huge factor now, and every water heater today has an EF (energy factor) rating. Choosing a water heater with a higher EF makes sense because it will be less expensive to operate. Don’t know what the different energy efficiency ratings mean? Call ClearWater Plumbing, we can help!
Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, we can help you with the final decision, and show you the best brands for any configuration. We carry only top-of-the-line water heaters, and we’ve got the one that’s right for you and your family! Call one of ClearWater’s experienced water-heater technicians to help you discover how beautiful a morning can be – after a good hot shower!