How to Select Your New Water Heater

With proper maintenance, most water heaters should last for longer than a decade. If your water heater is reaching the end of its life, you are probably wondering which type of water heater you should get next — whether similar to the previous one or something new. This blog explores the key considerations for selecting a new water heater.

If you are in Edmond or Oklahoma City, speak with the expert technicians at Water Heater Man about what your best options are and to schedule an installation! Call (405) 844-8265 or message us online to get started.

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What Type of Water Heater is Best for Your Home?

Before purchasing a new one, it’s a good idea to have a general idea about the types of water heaters out there. Common ones include:

  • Conventional storage water heaters — These provide a ready reservoir of hot water and suitable for most homes.

  • Heat pump water heaters — These are more efficient and have higher cost-savings in the long term as they move heat from one place to another instead of directly providing heat for hot water.

  • Tankless water heaters — As the name makes clear, these are water heaters without a tank. They are designed to provide a reasonable supply of hot water without needing a tank.

Solar water heaters — These leverage heat from the sun to help you save money on energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.

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Key Factors

When selecting the type of water heater to get, consider the following core factors:

  • Size — Has your old water heater regularly led to people having cold showers? In that case, you may want to get a bigger size.

  • Energy efficiency — What is the fuel source and how efficient does the water heater produce warm water?

Cost — What can you afford and what does the math say is the best value for your home?

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Fuel Types

There are actually many different sources of fuel for a water heater to consider. Weigh your options:

  • Electricity

  • Oil

  • Geothermal energy

  • Propane

  • Natural gas

  • Solar energy

Get Help Weighing Your Options

Water Heater Man of Edmond or Oklahoma City can help walk you through your options and help you save money in the long-term with your water heater replacement. Want to learn more? Speak with one of our expert water heater technicians at Water Heater Man at (405) 844-8265 or message us online to get started!

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