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How to Pick a Water Heater

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, do you know what you’re looking for? There is a staggering array of systems available in the residential and commercial markets these days and navigating the field can be difficult even for seasoned homeowners. It’s important to consult with a professional right from the start. We’ll be able to save you some time and effort by narrowing down your options to those systems that would work well for your home as well as your budget.

Here Are Some Factors to Consider When Choosing a New Water Heater

  • Tank or tankless? While the tank water heater remains the most popular type of system throughout this land, the tankless water heater continues to grow in popularity because of its energy efficiency and its ability to be located in a greater range of places than large tanks. A tank water heater is the budget model, although their energy efficiency has improved substantially in recent years. A tankless only heats water that you need so it remains an excellent choice for environmentally-conscious homeowners as well as those looking to cut costs.
  • Appropriate size. You need to make certain that your new water heater’s capacity matches what your home needs. If your new equipment is over or undersized, then the results will be mediocre, and you may find that your system suffers undue wear and tear as a result. A professional can assess your hot water needs and help you make an informed decision.
  • Alternative energy sources. Because of all the radiant sunshine that we get here in the LA area, you may find that solar energy is a viable choice for your home. The solar water heater is a great way to let the sun work for you. There are several different types of solar water heaters, including passive and active systems.
  • High efficiency water heaters. There are other options beyond the conventional gas or electric water heater. For example, the hybrid water heater combines the technology of tank and tankless systems, while the heat pump water heater draws on the popular HVAC technology to draw in thermal energy from the surrounding air.

Call Kilowatt today to schedule professional water heater installation in Los Angeles.

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