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Is it Worth it to Install a Super Efficient Water Heater?

September 29, 2017

If you are ready to replace your hot water heater in your home you have some decisions to make. Super efficient water heaters have been gaining in popularity, but are they worth the hype? The answer to this question is dependant on several factors related to your preferences and family’s needs. Let’s look at some of the key differences between standard water heaters, and super efficient water heaters.

What are the Key Differences?

In general, the key components of a water heater and an efficient water heater are the same. There are some differences in the quality of parts, as well as the efficiency rating, but the “nuts and bolts” of the units are the same. Both units have a water tank, but efficient units generally have a smaller tank, because they then have to keep a smaller amount of water hot at any given time. Also, the efficient water heaters often come with a longer warranty, simply because they are made with higher end parts. But despite these differences, the two types of water heaters function generally the same way.

Which is Better for my Home?

So how do you decide between a conventional water heater and a supper efficient water heater in Maryland? As with many home improvement projects, this decision comes down to the preference and concerns of the home owner. Do you have the money to invest in the more expensive, but higher end water heater? Do you plan to be in the house long term, therefore wanting a longer lasting unit? Do you use a significant amount of hot water in your home? These questions can help you determine if a super efficient water heater is the best option for you and your home, or if a standard one will serve you just fine.

All home improvement projects can be overwhelming, and chances are good if you are in the market for a hot water heater, it is because your existing one is no longer functioning. Super efficient water heating units can save you money in the long run, and are an investment worth considering. Rather than making a quick, uninformed decision, give Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating a call today to discuss your options. We can help you make the best decision for your specific situation as well as install your new water heater in a quick and professional manner.


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