With the new Residential Water Heater efficiency standards placed by the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA), taking a look at your water heater could be of benefit for you in the long run.
The new act which was implemented in April of 2015 will require some homes to undergo the changes to meet the requirements. Also, remember that if you unit is over 10 years old you could consider replacing it in order to save some money in the long run!
For more details on the act and how it might affect you please go to www.energy.gov
Different Types of Water Heaters
Most people don’t really know that there are a few different types of water heaters, which can better be suited based on the location and use it’s going to be for. Below is a list of the different types of water heaters:
- Convectional Storage Water Heaters
- These are the most common type of water heaters in Houston homes. They offer a ready reservoir of hot water.
- Tankless or Demand-type Water Heaters
- These type of water heaters do not store any water, therefore they save space. They work by heating the water as it passes through a series of coils in unit, making it more energy efficient than the storage water heaters.
- Tankless Coil and Indirect water Heaters
- These types of heaters are more efficient since they use a home’s space heating system to heat water.
Selecting A New Water Heater
Selecting a new water heater is a big change for your home and it can bring with it great benefits if you know what to look for. Here are the 3 most important questions to ask yourself when looking for a new water heater:
- Is this water heater going to supply enough water for my whole family?
- Weather you bought your home brand new, or previously owned. Families grow in numbers, people move out. All of these affect the size of water heater your home should have in order to consistently be producing hot water. Based on the type of water heater you might want, you should consider the amount of water you will need.
- How long is my warranty?
- Changing your water heater will be a long term investment (recommended to change after 10 years), so you should select a water heater that will have a long term warranty in case something goes wrong with it. John Moore offers our Lifetime Water Heater Line.
- Do you want lower monthly payments for your electrical and water bills?
- As mentioned before, water heaters are a long-term investment which can be very costly upfront. When selecting the right water heater for your home, consider that although the upfront cost is high, the energy savings over time will be great. Also remember that we do offer financing with approved credit.