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Are You Buying A New Water Heater? 5 Things To Consider

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If your Southern Maryland home’s water heater is getting up in years or not performing as well as it used to, now is the time to go shopping for a new one.

Procrastinating on this can lead to having to buy a new water heater in a hurry because your current one failed.

Don’t put yourself through that hassle and costs. Taylor Gas is here to help! We sell, install, maintain, and repair propane water heaters.

We’ll help you answer the below questions so you can be assured you get the right water heater for your home.

New Water Heater Q&A

What kind of water heater do you want?

You have a choice when it comes to water heaters.

Conventional water heaters with a tank cost less up front, but are less efficient than tankless heaters, so your monthly bills tend to be higher.

Tankless heaters give you endless hot water, on-demand. They are also extremely efficient and are much smaller. They do cost more than conventional water heaters, but they will also last longer (about 18 years on average, compared to 10-12 for conventional water heaters).

Indirect water heaters use your home heating system to heat water. They can be extremely efficient – especially during heating season – but they require integration with your home heating system, so installation is more costly than conventional and tankless water heaters.

What kind of fuel will it use?

The fuel you use to heat your water will affect how much it costs, sometimes dramatically. Propane water heaters, both conventional storage water heaters with a tank and tankless water heaters, offer outstanding energy efficiency and durability thanks to propane being a clean-burning fuel.

What size water heater do you need?

Your life may have changed since your current water heater was installed. If your family has grown, so have your hot water needs. Our propane appliance experts will go over how you use hot water and help choose the right size water heater for you.

What is the water heater’s energy efficiency?

Water heating makes up about 20% of your home’s energy costs. Upgrading to a new water heater, whether you chose a conventional storage water heater or a tankless water heater, will lower your energy costs thanks to improved energy efficiency. Regular maintenance will keep your new water heater operating at its peak efficiency.

What is the water heater’s total cost of ownership?

When it comes to your new water heater, the purchase and installation costs are only the beginning. Make sure you compare all factors that influence the true cost of a water heater – including cost of fuel, life expectancy of the unit, and more.

You can trust Taylor Gas for safe, expert installation of your new water heater. Get in touch with us today to get started!

Written By: on June 14, 2021