Finding yourself in need of a San Jose water heater replacement project? For anyone in need of a San Jose water heater replacement solution, there are a few key considerations that are important to keep in mind before going too far with your project.
Please be sure you check out the five tips we’ve put together below before you start your project, as these can help you make sure your project stays on track and doesn’t run into too many unnecessary issues along the way.
Tip 1: Avoid DIY for water heater replacement projects
Water heater replacement projects are generally difficult for inexperienced people to learn and perform safely, without any problems. Most people find it easier and more cost effective to use an experienced plumbing team to get the job done instead.
Another thing to consider is that water heater replacement is usually not a very frequent task. You probably won’t need to do it several times during the course of your lifetime, so it may not be worth trying to get up to speed on all of the details when you can entrust a professional to perform the task on the few occasions where it’s needed.
Tip 2: Know your options
There are 5 main types of water heaters: conventional storage tank water heaters, tankless water heaters, heater pump water heaters, solar powered water heaters, and condensing water heaters.
The most common option we see among customers is the conventional storage tank water heaters, which store a certain volume of water at a heater temperature so you have hot water on demand when you need it.
The other types of water heaters have particular advantages and disadvantages that might make sense in some situations, but for most homes in the area, conventional storage tank water heaters are a safe and reliable choice.
Tip 3: Plan based on your needs and goals
If you’re just looking for a replacement for a standard solution, a conventional storage tank water heater is the way to go.
However, you may want to take a moment to see if other types of water heaters may better meet your needs.
For example, a tankless water heater can produce hot water on-demand without needing the space of a storage tank water heater. It can also be more eco friendly and save on utility expenses by reducing the use of electricity. However, they also cost more money and the rate of savings you have with utilities may not offset the total cost of the product.
If you’re interested in learning more about the various products on the market, be sure to talk it over with a team of well-versed professional plumbers like our team at Performance Plumbing. We’ll be happy to help you understand what option best fits your needs.
Tip 4: Don’t forget user experience
At the end of the day, comfort and happiness of the people who need the hot water may be the most important aspect.
Whether you’re buying a conventional storage tank water heater or a tankless water heater, having hot water when you need it can be an important aspect of daily comfort in the lives of the people at your home, so we recommend being sure to purchase a water heater with enough capacity to serve the people in your home.
Of course, budget matters too, so make your choice as it most makes sense for your personal situation.
Tip 5: Ask for a free estimate
If you’re ready to get started or just want to learn more, remember that you’re always welcome to ask for a free estimate from our team at Performance Plumbing to understand what costs and work involved would be like no matter what product you choose to have installed. Give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to help you out right away!