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Water Heater FAQ: How Do I Know What Type of Water Heater to Install if I Upgrade?

Monday, March 11th, 2013 at 8:11 am

Are you thinking of upgrading the water heater in your Olympia, WA area home? Your first step is calling the water heater experts at Brooks Plumbing for advice and to help you in your selection. We can help you determine the load calculation for the amount of hot water you need to adequately supply your entire plumbing system with hot water. This will help size your new water heater and ensure that you aren’t left without enough hot water for everyone in your home.

Your hot water usage will also help you determine which type to install as your upgrade. There are two basic styles of water heaters: tank and tankless. Most homeowners heat the water in their homes with a tank water heater, but if you find that you run out of water often, you may need a larger tank, a more efficient water heater, or you may consider upgrading to a tankless water heater.

The newer tankless hot water heaters are a great solution if you want on demand hot water without having to wait on the tank to refill, or if you are losing energy in standby losses. If the recovery time on your tank water heater has increased gradually, it may be time for a new one. Replacing a water heater is not an easy decision, but one that can offer energy savings and more reliable hot water for you and your family.

Make sure you hire a professional contractor you can trust. If your water heater isn’t sized correctly, or if another type would benefit you more, you won’t get the most out of your new investment. Call the Olympia, WA water heater specialists at Brooks Plumbing, and get started today! Contact Brooks Plumbing!

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