Buyer’s Guide to Water Heaters

23 Mar. 20

Buyer’s Guide to Water Heaters

Unless you want to take cold water showers, you must invest in buying a water heater. If you don’t have one already, this is the time you must start your hunt without delaying any further. HA  water heater is a must in Edmonton’s cold winters. And before you rush to buy any random water heater, make sure you consider and compare the following aspects of all the heater options available to you.

Type

The first and probably the most essential thing to consider is the type of water heater you want. Based on this consideration, other things can be decided. The most common types of water heaters available in Edmonton are tankless water heaters and tank-type or storage water heaters. The tankless water heaters don’t store water and provide water as and when required. That’s the reason why they are also known as on-demand water heaters. On the other hand, as the name suggests, storage type heaters have a storage tank where a specific amount of water is stored. Whenever you need hot water, this heater type will heat all the water stored and then give it out. This is the reason why you will have to wait for quite a long time to get hot water.

Fuel Usage

Both types of water heaters are available in various variants depending on the fuel they use. Tankless water heaters are available in gas and electric variants. Electric, liquid propane (LP), natural gas, and even solar fuel sources manufacture storage tank water heaters. Depending on what is available in your region and what you can afford, you can select the right type of water heater for your home. If you wish to go with the latest variant, an electric water heater is recommended. But if you live in an area with regular power trips, then go for the gas-operated heater.

Capacity

Depending on the number of family members you have and your hot water requirements, you can select the right size of the heater. If you plan to buy a storage heater, then there is a simple thumb rule that you can follow. Buy a heater with 45-55 gallons of capacity. And assume more 10 gallons of capacity for every more number of members in your family. And if you plan to buy a tankless water heater, then look for a heater between 5-10 gallons. 

With so many brands available in the market, it can get tricky to pick the right water heater. You can call our plumbers in Edmonton to make a simpler choice. We know some of the best variants available in the market that will also suit your hot water requirements, and we will be happy to help you find the best heater for your home.