What to Avoid When Choosing a New Water Heater

Upgrading to a new water heater can make your home much more comfortable. But buying a new water heater isn’t always as easy as you might think. In fact, many homeowners end up making mistakes when choosing a new unit, and those mistakes can be costly. At Denver Water Heaters, we want to make sure you get the right unit right from the start. Here are a few of the most common mistakes people make and how you can avoid making them yourself.

Buying From a Big Box Retailer
Buying from a big box retailer may seem convenient, but it can end up costing you far more than just the cost of the water heater itself. These stores stock so many different water heaters and often lack the experienced staff to help you pick the best one for your home and your budget. Worse, the big box retailer may not have a licensed team member who can install the new water heater for you. That responsibility will fall on your shoulders. 

You’ll either have to install the water heater on your own, which can be dangerous at best, or find an experienced plumber to install the unit. Instead, it’s far better to buy your water heater from your trusted plumbing professional. They’ll be able to help you choose the best water heater for your budget and will be able to repair any issues that may pop up down the line.

Choosing the Wrong Size Water Heater
When it comes to choosing a new water heater, you need to pick one that’s large enough to accommodate your regular usage but not so large that you’re paying for more hot water than you need. If you choose a water heater that’s too small, you’ll end up running out of hot water frequently. If you choose a unit that’s too large, your energy bills will be higher than they should be. 

Your Denver water heater specialists will help you choose the right size for your needs every time. That means you’ll have the hot water you need without overpaying for hot water you just won’t use.

Thinking a Used Water Heater Will Be Just Fine
These days, tons of homeowners post listings for their used water heaters online. While this may seem like a great deal, buying used units is almost never a good idea. You have no way of knowing how well-maintained those units were when they were in use. Worse, they may have underlying damage that will keep them from working properly or working at all. 

Instead of buying used, work with your water heater installation specialist to find a unit that fits your budget and is in pristine condition. Though buying a new unit may cost more upfront, you’ll end up saving money on maintenance and repair costs in the future.

Avoid These Mistakes With Help From Denver Water Heaters
Avoid making these mistakes as you start searching for a water heater by working with an experienced water heater installation specialist. At Denver Water Heaters, our team will assess your home’s unique needs and make sure you have a water heater that will work for your family at a price you can afford. Contact us today to schedule an estimate.
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