The water heater is one of the most important appliances in a home. Unlike the air conditioning and the heating systems, a household water heater is expected to work throughout the year, no matter the season. You always need hot water for cooking, cleaning, and bathing. When you’re in the process of having a water heat put into your house—whether it’s the first installation for a new home or a replacement system for an older unit—you need to put some extra thought into your options.
First, call on licensed professionals
This is essential. You must never turn to amateurs to handle the extesnive work involved, no matter how tempting the lower cost may seem. The quality service that professionals provide is invaluable. It’s the difference in a water heater that lasts for well over a decade without experiencing major troubles, and an inefficient system that only lasts for a couple years before breaking down.
Are you thinking of changing to a new type of water heater?
Chances are high that the last water heater you had was a storage tank model. There’s nothing outright wrong with choosing to go with another storage water heater. But there are many different models now available that offer great advantages, such as energy-saving heat pump water heaters and hybrid water heaters. Think about your options and consult with your installer to find out the pro and cons of each.
Have your hot water needs changed?
If you’re replacing an older system, you should consider how your hot water usage needs have changed over the years. Have you added family members? Have the children grown up and moved out? These factors will have an effect on what type of water heater will best serve you.
Oasis Heating, A/C & Refrigeration offers excellent professional water heater installations in Alexandria, VA and throughout Northern Virginia.