What to Consider When Getting a New Hot Water Heater

What to Consider When Getting a New Hot Water Heater

Has your water heater been in your home for longer than you can remember? If the answer is yes, it’s time for an upgrade. Choosing the right system for your home can help make sure you have enough hot water and can save you money. Here are a few things you should consider before picking out your new water heater.

Things to Consider:

Fuel Type

What type of energy source will you be using to fuel your water heater? The type of fuel you use will play a role in your annual energy costs and the efficiency of your system. You also may be limited to what type of water heater you can get based on the fuel types available in your area.


Consider how big your water heater needs to be to provide your home with lasting hot water. If you live with only one other person, you could probably be perfectly fine with a smaller unit. However, if you have a larger family, you will likely need a larger unit to ensure you never run out of hot water. A properly sized water heater will also help maximize efficiency and reduce water waste.

Energy Cost

Consider how efficient your water heater is. The more efficient the heater, the more likely you are going to maximize energy and save money. If you choose a model that isn’t as efficient, you could end up using more energy and costing yourself more in utility bills.

Still not sure what type of water heater will be best for your home? Contact the professionals at Wahl Family Heating, Cooling & Plumbing! Our technicians can help you determine what water heater will be the best choice for your home. We also make sure that your new water heater is properly installed for maximum efficiency! Call (412) 265-2662 to contact our professional technicians.