Selecting a New Water Heater



Many homeowners wait until their water heater fails before shopping for a replacement. Because they are in a hurry to regain their hot water supply, they are often unable to take the time to shop for the most energy-efficient unit for their specific needs. This is unfortunate, because the cost of purchasing and operating a water heater can vary greatly, depending on the type, brand, and model selected and on the quality of the .

To avoid this scenario, you might want to do some now—before you are faced with an emergency purchase. Familiarize yourself today with the options that will allow you to make an informed decision when the need to buy a new water heater arises.

Types of Water Heaters Available

Within the last few years, a variety of water heaters have become available to . The following types of water heaters are now on the market: conventional storage, demand, pump, tankless coil, indirect, and . It is also possible to purchase water heaters that can be connected to your home's space heating system.