Columbus Ohio Water Heater Installation by ARS Columbus

In the past, water heater replacement in Columbus was a simple process—when a water heater finally failed, it was replaced with an identical model. Today, new water heater installation is an opportunity to evaluate your home’s current and future hot water needs so you can choose a system that will deliver not only the hot water you need, but the energy efficiency you desire. Furthermore, new standards put into effect by the United States Department of Energy on April 16, 2015, rrequire water heating systems to be even more efficient, allowing Colmbus homeowners to enjoy hot water at lower financial and environmental cost than ever before.

Up to $100 OFF the Installation of a New Water Heater

Factors To Consider Before Water Heater Installation in Columbus, OH

Selecting a water heater with the right capacity and recovery time to meet your family’s expected hot water demands will result in the function you want and the savings you expect. When purchasing a new water heater, you should think about:

  • the amount of hot water you use each day and whether your existing water heater is able to meet that demand. This amount is typically based on the number of people in your home.
  • whether one water heater is enough for your home, or if you might benefit from two or more appliances to better meet your needs.
  • the type of fuel you prefer your water heater to use, as well as its predicted cost and availability in the future. Modern water heaters can use gas, oil, electricity, and solar energy as potential fuel sources.
  • the energy efficiency of the models you are considering and how much they can save you on long-term costs, based on your estimated usage and their lifetime.
  • the manufacturer’s warranty available with any new system, including its length and the type of failures it covers.
  • the predicted maintenance schedule and costs of the system, as well as the common repair needs and costs associated with wear and tear over time.
  • the comparison between the initial cost of the unit and the expected operating cost of the system over its expected lifespan.

Your Water Heater Options

The type of water heater you install will affect its operating cost, efficiency, maintenance needs, and expected lifetime.

Energy Efficiency and Cost

Storage tank water heaters are typically the least expensive systems. However, all storage water heaters lose some amount of heat over time because they must constantly keep water in the tank hot. Despite this standby heat loss, storage water heaters have come a long way in terms of efficiency; opting for the most efficient system you can afford will help you recoup greater energy savings over time. Tankless water heaters cost more to purchase and install than storage systems, but save money on both energy and water by eliminating standby heat loss and heating water faster so less cold water is wasted while you wait.

When considering the cost of a new water heater, it’s also important to consider the cost of installation, including strapping, water line connection, and gas line installation or connection. Never trust a “blind quote” given over the phone, as it cannot take into account all the factors associated with water heater replacement. Talk to your plumber at ARS/Rescue Rooter Columbus for a free in-person evaluation and personalized quote for new water heater installation or heater repair in Columbus, OH. Call (614) 464-1111 today!