Homeowners all over Northeast Ohio rely on their hot water heaters every single day. In fact, up to 20% of a home’s annual energy costs come from heating hot water. Considering how important hot water tanks are and how much money you put into them, it’s no wonder that selecting a new hot water heater for your home can be a big decision. If your current hot water heater is older than eight to 10 years old or has begun to perform less efficiently, it is probably time to upgrade your unit.
It can be hard to know where to start when purchasing a new hot water heater in Greater Cleveland; there are countless options to choose from. Factors to consider when selecting your replacement hot water heater include:
- The hot water heater’s fuel type or energy source. Traditional hot water tanks run on natural gas, propane, or electricity.
- What type, make, or model of hot water heater you want. The diverse selection of hot water heaters and tanks on the market today means that there is something for everyone. Other water heater innovations include: tanks with digital displays to monitor and customize their operation; anti-scale devices that reduce buildup of minerals in tanks; and glass-lined tanks that reduce corrosion. Verne & Ellsworth Hann sells only American-made Bradford White hot water tanks.
- What size tank your household needs. Hot water tanks can store anywhere from 30 to 100 gallons of water. When deciding what size hot water tank to purchase, you must consider how much hot water your family may use in an average hour; this is called “one hour peak capacity.”
- The hot water heater’s energy efficiency. The amount of gas or electricity consumed by a hot water heater can add up quickly. Because of this, it is worthwhile to consider more expensive but much more energy efficient models. While such products come with a higher initial price tag, you will easily recoup your costs over time in energy savings. All current model hot water tanks meet the new Federal efficiency ratings.
Before you purchase a replacement hot water heater, consult an experienced Cleveland plumbing company to help you select the best system for your family’s needs and install it properly. A licensed plumber will be qualified to properly size your hot water tank for your household’s water consumption, determine where the hot water heater should be placed, and set it to the proper temperature. All hot water tank installations conform to current city codes.
Verne & Ellsworth Hann is proud to be the preferred hot water tank installation business in Greater Cleveland, Ohio. We are a full service heating, cooling, and plumbing company that has been locally owned since our inception over 65 years. Because of this, we have built a solid reputation for providing the very best hot water tank installation and repair in Northeast Ohio at affordable prices. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to guide you through the hot water heater selection process and install your new system properly the first time, guaranteed.
If you are interested in installing a new, more efficient water heating system in your Northeast Ohio home, Verne & Ellsworth Hann can help. Contact our reliable Cleveland plumbers today to discuss your options in-depth and schedule an appointment.