Facts To Know When Upgrading Your Water Heater

Posted on: 26 January 2023

A home's water heater is a central part of the plumbing system. Due to the central role that it plays in your home's plumbing system, there are several key facts that you will want to know about this part of your home. 

Increasing The Capacity Of Your Water Heater Will Not Always Require A Larger System

When you are looking at your options to upgrade the water heater, you may be focused on increasing the amount of hot water that is available from the system. Many homeowners will assume that this means that they will always need to install a water heater that has a much larger reservoir. Unfortunately, there are some homeowners that may not have the space to install a larger unit. For these homeowners, investing in a tankless water heater system may be one solution for increasing the capacity of this system without requiring a water heater system that requires a much larger storage tank.

A Hot Water System Can Require A Considerable Amount Of Power

The hot water system can be one of the appliances in your home that may require a considerable amount of power to operate. This can lead to a person potentially underestimating the role that this unit will play in terms of their home's overall energy expenses. When choosing a water heater for your house, you should opt for a unit that has a high energy efficiency rating. This type of rating will ensure that the unit is requiring as little power as possible to operate. These units may have additional insulation and other features that can reduce the rate at which the water in the storage reservoir cools off once it has been heated.

A Leaking Water Heater May Not Always Be An Expensive Or Difficult Repair

Your home's water heater will store a vast amount of water inside it. This can lead to leaks being very problematic and highly damaging problems to experience. For example, it is possible for the leaking water to lead to mold, rot, and other issues in the space surrounding the unit. While it may seem like repairing a leaking water heater will be very difficult and costly. This is a problem that is often correctable by simply replacing the seals or gaskets that have degraded. While this is a simple and affordable repair, it should be done by a professional to ensure that the seal is properly installed to stop the leak from returning in the future.

Contact a local plumber to learn more about water heaters