A hot water heater isn't something you think about often. In fact, most people are only aware of it when there's a problem. If you're not getting consistent hot water, you notice leaking around the heater, or the equipment is nearing 10 years old, it's time to think about replacement.
Types of hot water heatersThe world of hot water heaters is as vast as the cereal aisle. There are natural gas, oil,
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electric and hybrid options. You can find a 30-gallon water heater up to a 120-gallon unit. There are "Classic" options if your home has great water quality or "Premium" options if you deal with hard water. When it comes down to picking the right hot water heater, it can be overwhelming.
What to considerBefore you head out to a 'box store' or call your local Connecticut plumber, grab a piece of paper to answer the following questions:
- How many people are in your home?
- What are the ages of your household?
- Are baths or showers preferred?
- Is bathing done back-to-back?
- How many water-using appliances and faucets are in your home?
- How often do you host house guests?
- Do you have hard water conditions?
- What type of fuel do you use?