Hot showers in winters are among the many blessings of modern plumbing that we take for granted. That is, until one day when you step into the shower and are hit with a splash of cold water, ruining your entire day!
A malfunctioning water heater can be quite stressful for a homeowner—you might be tempted to hire the first technician you come across and just get the job done!
A water heater can typically last up to 10 years if properly maintained. Not paying adequate attention to the installation process means you’re compromising on your heater’s efficiency and possibly even signing up for frequent repairs, breakdowns, and skyrocketing energy bills.
Before installing your water heater, here’s a list of things to keep in mind.
š Water Consumption
Don’t just rush into buying a water heater just because you’re swayed by its advanced features. Just because a design works well for others doesn’t mean it’ll work well for you. Consider your plumbing fixtures and daily water consumption before choosing a design.
š Fuel Types
Two of the most commonly used heater fuels include gas and electricity. There’s no clear answer to which one’s better—it depends on your requirements. If you’re already unhappy with your electricity bills, it’s better to opt for gas-powered heaters and vice versa.
š Size Requirements
Your water consumption and size requirements go hand in hand. Before you commence the installation process, always conduct measurements of the space you’re planning to install your heater in. Choosing too big of a heater size can hog all the space in the room where it’s installed, making it difficult to move around. Too small of a heater size will fail to meet your water consumption, resulting in higher energy bills and maybe some cold showers.
Thanks to technological advancements, there are far more models of water heaters than there were previously available. Living in South Florida, we enjoy long hours of sunlight, so you can conceivably choose a solar-powered heater to significantly cut down your energy bills.
In addition to that, you can also go for tankless water heaters if you’re looking for an energy-efficient heating solution. Take your time to thoroughly research the available options before you make up your mind.
You can also turn to your technician for a consultation. A licensed technician will consider your requirements to suggest a solution that matches your installation profile.
The author of this blog is a representative at Miami Water Heater. With his technical expertise and in-depth knowledge, he facilitates the residents of Miami in choosing the right heater model for their residential and commercial properties.
Get in touch with Miami Water Heater by calling at 305-633-2656 or visit miamiwaterheater.com for more info.