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Replace Your Water Heater with a Better One

 A Shopping Guide for Those Looking to Buy a Water Heater

Whether you want to upgrade your current water heater or you need one right away because of an old one that no longer works, there are certain features to look out for when you are buying this type of appliance.

The water heater in your home needs to be the right size to provide the right amount of hot water for the whole family and home as well as to be fueled by a source that you can easily afford. Knowing which types of water heaters are available and the features to look for will make it easy for you to find what you need.

The Energy Source

All water heaters will use some type of energy to run on a regular basis. The vast majority of people who buy water heaters and use them are using electric-based water heaters just because of the fact that they are easy to install, use and maintain. Other people find that propane or even gasoline-powered water heaters are their best bet.

The Size of the Heater

You need a water heater that is going to accommodate the size of both your home and family. If you have a very large family or house, you may want to upgrade to a much larger water heater. If you have a smaller house or a small family, you can probably get away with a smaller heater and save money on the energy that it uses to run.

The Actual Type of Heater

Believe it or not, water heaters come in more varieties than the large water tank-style ones that you’re probably used to seeing. You can choose a tankless heater that simply gets attached to the wall and heats the water instantly as it passes through the machine.

You can also go with the tried-and-true variety that uses a very large tank, but you’ll need the room for this in your home or garage.

No matter what type or size water heater you choose for the home, it is absolutely vital that you always have it installed by a professional.

When you get the heater put in by a professional, you’re getting a guarantee that you are having the appliance put in by an expert and that it is going to work in the manner that it should. You and your loved ones will love your brand new water heater.

Not sure what water heater works for your Chattanooga home? Call Metro Sewer & Plumbing at (423) 855-0967, and get the best advice.

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