If you’re considering taking on a Sunnyvale water heater replacement project, it’s best to get familiar with a few quick pointers before going too far. These pro tips for Sunnyvale water heater replacement will help you get up to speed with expert information directly from the pros.

Pro Tip 1: Know all of your options
When it comes to water heaters, there may be more choices than you expect. While you might have an idea of what you want already, it’s still good to be familiar with a wide range of options to make sure you don’t miss any other options that you may find more suitable.

In terms of types of water heaters, these days the most common types are conventional storage  tank water heaters, tankless water heaters, solar power water heaters, condensing water heaters, and heater pump water heaters.

Which type of water heater you choose to have installed should be based on your needs and preferences, compared to the strengths and weaknesses of each type of water heater.

Pro Tip 2: Make the right choice based on your needs and preferences
When it comes to deciding which type of water heater is right for you, take a moment to think carefully about your needs and the pros and cons of each type of water heater.

Start by considering how frequently the water heater will be used, and what kind of volume or supply will be needed. You can think about how many people are at the property who will be using the water heater, and how frequently they perform tasks like taking showers and baths. When thinking through the needs of your scenario, be sure to also think about if conditions will change over time. For example, if this is a rental property and tenants might change, you may want to pick a more universal fit, even if there’s only 1 person at the property currently. The same concept applies if you plan to sell the property in the next few years.

Pro Tip 3: Talk it over with a professional to navigate pros and cons
Next, we recommend comparing your needs and preferences with the pros and cons of each water heater type. You can certainly do some of this on your own, but we highly recommend working with a team of experts like ours at Performance Plumbing to make sure you talk things through in detail.

In general, most property owners choose conventional storage tank water heaters because they are less expensive up front. As long as there is enough space on the property, there usually aren’t a lot of obstacles when choosing this type of water heater.

However, some property owners these days also like to consider tankless water heaters, particularly because they can reduce energy consumption by only heating water on-demand when it’s actually needed, rather than constantly maintaining a hot temperature. In addition, for properties where space is a premium, such as crowded urban environments and modern condominium buildings, tankless water heaters can be a much more compact solution to allow the property owner to make greater use of space.

Ultimately, what water heater you choose will depend a lot on your property, the people at the property, and what your preferences are.

Pro TIp 4: Get a free estimate
Remember that our team is always happy to provide a free estimate before any agreements are made, so you can explore your options before making any commitments. If you want to get started with your water heater replacement, or simply want to ask a few additional questions, feel free to send us an email or give us a call and our friendly plumbing experts will be happy to get you the help you need without delay!