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Choosing a New Water Heater: What You Need to Know

Modern life is filled with decisions. You have to weigh your options at all times in order to make sure that you find the right product for your needs. The same holds true when you’re shopping for a new water heater. We offer a number of different water heaters for installation in your home, including conventional tank models as well as tankless, hybrid and solar water heaters. Finding the right one for your home involves knowing what your options are, but also knowing what your budget is and how much hot water your home requires on a daily basis. After all, you don’t want to have to put up with substandard results in the end.

What to Consider When Choosing A New Water Heater

  • Tank or No Tank. One of the big decisions you’ll have to make is to decide upon a tank or tankless water heater for your home. While tank models remain the most popular, there are some advantages to having a tankless water heater in your home. While tank systems suffer from standby energy loss because they have to keep a large amount of water constantly heated, tankless systems only heat the water that you need when you need it. This is obviously a much more energy efficient way to go about your hot water production, and it can lead to some serious savings in the long-term.
  • Hybrid or Solar? For the ultimate blend of efficiency and performance, you may want to look beyond conventional systems and opt either for a hybrid or solar water heater. The hybrid system uses either a tank/tankless combination or a heat pump-based heating system, while a solar water heater draws on solar energy to supply much of the energy for your hot water. Both are excellent alternatives.
  • Size, size, and size. Above all, please make sure that your water heater’s hot water capacity matches your hot water needs. When your water heater is sized appropriately, your new equipment will work exactly as it should for years to come. Overly small or large systems are neither efficient nor effective.

Give APC Plumbing & Heating a ring today if you want to make sure that your water heater installation in Denver is taken care of properly.

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