Choosing a New Water Heater 

 
Choosing a new water heater can become frustrating. This is because water heaters come in different varieties. In order to choose the best water heater for your home, use the listed tips.

Fuel type

While there are numerous fuel types available, majority of homeowners either have an electrical water heater or one that is powered by gas. This is an important factor when choosing a water heater because it will depend on what fuel type is available at your home.

If you currently have a gas powered water heater then you new water heater will more than likely need to be gas. You home is already set up for this type of water heater.

Size

Water heaters are available in a host of sizes. When replacing your existing water heater you will probably want to stick with the size that you are replacing. The size of your current water heater may be a perfect fit for your home and family needs. If you have been finding that you run out of hot water on a regular basis then perhaps you may want to look into purchasing a water heater that is able to hold more gallons of water.

Also, if the number of individuals in your household has decreased then you may want to invest in a water heater that is smaller in size. If you have a water heater that is too big, then you could be wasting money each month, heating water that you or your household will never use.

Energy Efficiency

Finding a water heater that is energy efficient can help you use up to 50 percent less energy for your water heating needs. This could lead to a nice deduction in your utility bill. In order to learn what water heaters is efficient check for the Energy Star ratings. The higher the ratings the less energy your water heater will need to function.
Once you have your new water heater installed is sure to keep it maintained. Getting your water heater maintained regularly can help to increase its lifespan and to possibly prevent certain malfunctions from occurring.

Once every two months you should inspect your water heater for leaks that could be coming from the tank or at the plumbing joints.

Every six months you should also maintain your water heater by flushing out several gallons of water through the drain valve. This helps to rid your hot water heater of any sediment that accumulated in the inside.

Doing some research on a new water heater for your Ruston home? Call Mark Johnson Plumbing at (318) 255-1332 today, and get the proper insight on your new water heater choice.