MAY 21, 2014

If you’re in the market for a new hot water heater, you not only want to consider water heaters that will give you a constant supply of hot water, you also want a heater that will save you money. One thing to keep in mind is that the water heater that will save you the most money in the long run won’t always be the least expensive heater. Rather than focus solely on the price, focus more on the quality of the water heater.

Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

Getting the cheapest solar water heater you can find will cost you more than you think. Something to keep in mind is some water heaters use energy more efficiently than others, which means that you’ll be spending less money on your monthly water bills. Something else you should think about is the fact that a water heater lasts an average of 13 years. Think of how much it will cost to be stuck with an inefficient and cheap water heater for that amount of time. Even if your water heater will only save you a dollar a month, that can seriously add up over the course of 13 years.

Right Type and Right Size

As you’re looking at water heaters, don’t forget to think about whether you’ll get a gas heater or an electric one. You should also make sure that the water heater you get will be the right fit. Check to see what kind of water heater you currently have. As far as the size of water heater that you’ll need, that will depend on how much hot water you and your family use. Don’t forget about the dishwasher, clothes washer, and kitchen sink while factoring this in.

Do Your Part

While you’re searching for plumbing service contractors to handle your water heater installation, don’t forget to read up on ways that you can help your water heater save you money. Tips include:

  • Using a water heater blanket and wrapping your exposed water pipes in insulation in order to reduce heat loss
  • Lowering your water heater temperature to 120 degrees Fahrenheit

Installing water-saving shower heads.

Explore your options for different types of water heaters that will save you money, and don’t hesitate to get the opinion of a professional. Call (602) 870-6840 today to learn more about the affordable water heaters available at Donley Service Center.