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The Homeowner's Water Heater Buying Guide

Without a properly functioning water heater, your home’s plumbing system would be without hot water. If you have recently noticed that your water heater is starting to show some of signs of wearing out, you will want to purchase a new unit right away. Gathering information about water heaters before you buy will help you make the best decision for your plumbing system. Here is a guide to what every homeowner should know about water heaters.

Compare Water Heater Styles

Your plumber will be able to provide you with several different types of water heaters for your home. A big decision that you will need to make when you are purchasing a water heater is whether to buy a tankless or standard model. Tankless water heaters are suitable for smaller households, or families who want to save on their water heating bills.

Evaluate Your Storage Space

If you decide to go with a conventional water heater that is equipped with a tank, you will need to choose a unit that has the appropriate amount of hot water storage. A large home may need a water heater that holds 50 gallons of hot water in its tank. It is important to remember, however, that larger water heaters need bigger storage areas.

Ask About Fuel Sources

Water heaters can typically be powered by either natural gas or electricity. The type of fuel source that you use for heating your water will depend on how your home is already set up. If your plumber has already installed a natural gas line in your home, you will be able to purchase a gas-powered water heater.

At Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating, we can provide you with water heater repair or new installations in Berkeley. From water heater installation to tankless water heater installation and more, there are many ways that we can restore your hot water system. Give us a call at (510) 843-6904 to schedule a new water heater installation for your home.

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