While installing a water heater may seem like a straightforward task, there is a lot that can go wrong when it isn’t installed by a knowledgeable professional. At Jennings Heating and Cooling, we make sure every installation is completed with care and competence so that your system is efficient and reliable. Whether you are installing a water heater in your new home or replacing a worn-out system, our experience at installing water heaters in the Hudson area makes us perfect for the job.
When to Consider a Replacement
A storage-tank water heater can usually be expected to last around ten years. If your water heater is older than this or has begun to have problems, it may be time to consider a replacement tank. Our technicians at Jennings can help you weigh the pros and cons of purchasing a new system and can help you find a system that will perfectly meet the needs of your family.
One of the most common reasons for choosing a replacement rather than a repair is to avoid having to pay too much to fix the system. An expensive repair that is more than 50% of the cost of a new water heater is usually a clear indication that a replacement will be better worth your money. An installation might also save you money if you are spending a lot on frequent repairs.
A few additional reasons to consider an installation or upgrade is if your water heater is more than 10 years old, is causing your water to have a strange color or odor, or the tank is leaking. Some homeowners also consider a new system when the warranty on their old water heater has expired. Once you have made your decision, Jennings Heating and Cooling can help you choose the right water heater for your home.
Choosing a Water Heater
There are a few things you will need to think about before choosing a new water heater. If you are replacing an old one, you will want to find out what type of system you already have. It is usually more affordable to replace a system with something similar. If you are installing a system in a brand new home, you will have many more options. The first thing you will want to consider is the type of water heater you want to invest in. The cheapest option is a traditional tank storage water heater, but some people choose tankless water heaters, heat pump water heaters, or solar water heaters.
Your next step will be to identify the best fuel type for your home and area. Prices for different resources such as gas and electricity can change depending on where you live, so you will want to choose something that is affordable in your area.
Finally, if you choose a tank system, you will need to decide on the tank size. The more people you have in your home, the bigger the tank size you will need. A 25-gallon tank may be perfect for one person, but a family of four will want to invest in a 40 or 50-gallon tank.
Tankless Water Heater Installation
Most homes in Hudson have storage tank water heaters, but tankless water heaters are steadily becoming a more popular option. While traditional tank systems are faster and more affordable to install, they also come with a higher running cost, a shorter lifespan, and the inconvenience of running out of hot water.
A tankless system is more expensive to install and the process may be a long one, especially if you are converting from tank to tankless. However, the benefits often outweigh these downsides. Tankless water heaters can produce an unlimited amount of hot water, meaning that you can take as long of a shower as you want without worrying about the water going cold. They are also much less expensive to run and last at least twice as long, so the money that you spend on the installation is soon recovered because of the efficiency and lifespan of your new system. If you are looking for an option that adds convenience and long-term value to your home, you can consider a tankless water heater installation.
At Jennings Heating and Cooling, we are always available to answer any questions you have about water heater installation. We help you with the selection process, and then make sure the system is installed according to manufacturer recommendations. If you need a reputable water heater installation in Hudson, call us today.