Things To Know Before Investing In A Hot Water System

Hot water systems are a need for every household. However, they are also known to consume a significant part of your electricity bills and hence make you pay more than you should in utilities. This is the reason why next time you go out to purchase a hot water system for your home, you should consider a few factors that can help you make a well-informed decision. These factors will also help you narrow down the options available in the market,

Here are seven things you should know before buying a hot water system and hiring top-rated plumbing companies near you-

Consideration #1- Types of Water Heaters: There are a lot of options available to a customer today for hot water systems. Here are the primary categories-

  • Conventional storage water heaters
  • Tankless or instant water heaters
  • Heat pump water heaters
  • Solar water heaters
  • Tankless coil and indirect water heaters

Consideration #2- Capacity You Require: The next thing you need to consider is the capacity of the tank for our hot water system. You can decide it by determining daily water usage at your home. Consider adding the number of people in your home to the equation.

Consideration #3- Budget: You will need to create a budget for purchasing a new hot water system for your home. You may check out less or more energy-efficient models to help you save money in the long term.

Consideration #4- Fuel Consumption: The type of fuel your water heater uses can severely affect your short- and long-term expenses. While some hot water systems cost significantly initially, like solar water heaters, they do not cost at all later. At the same time, some may cost you less in the beginning but affect your utility bills. Here are the types of water heating systems according to the fuel consumed-

  • Electricity
  • Geothermal energy
  • Solar energy
  • Natural energy
  • Propane 
  • Fuel oil

Consideration #5- Environmental Effects: Hot water systems that use gas as fuel emit greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change while operating. On the other hand, hot water systems that use electricity and renewable energy as fuel sources do not emit many greenhouse gases, keeping the environment clean.

Consideration #6- Layout of Your Home: You can reduce energy consumption and hot water heater installation costs by grouping the areas that use hot water. For instance, constructing the kitchen and the bathrooms close together to reduce the energy required to transfer hot water and expenses in setting up plumbing pipelines.

Consideration #7- Temperature Control: Temperature controllers are an efficient way to get the perfect hot water at once. It also conserves water as you won’t waste water, getting the right temperature.

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About The Author

Darren, Founder of Kingstree Plumbing, started in the trades over thirty years ago in England and has been plumbing for 17 years. He wrote his Red Seal certification upon immigrating to Canada in 2009. Living with his family in the Sherwood Park area, Darren found a community he loved. Kingstree Plumbing grew out of a desire to give back to the community that welcomed them so graciously.