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Choosing The Best Water Heater For You

There is an endless selection of water heaters you can choose from – the many variations start with differing sizes, purposes, fuel sources, and what you’re looking for in terms of cost and efficiency. The only way you could choose the best water heater is by working with trustworthy professionals who aren’t afraid to tell you the truth about what you need, and then who are able to help you get it. Choosing your water heater shouldn’t be difficult – that’s why we’re here to help!

This is one of the many excellent services we provide at Payless Water Heaters. We’ve been in the industry for over 30 years collectively, and over this time, we have provided California with the best water heaters for every unique need. By first taking a look at what it is your water heater needs are, we will then match you with the right type, size, and efficiency for your budget! If you’re interested in deeper look at all the considerations to choose the right water heater, check out our blog post!

Tankless Water Heater vs. Tank Water Heaters

First, you’ll need to determine the best type of water heater for you. 

Traditional Tank Water Heaters

Traditional tank water heaters store between 20 and 120 gallons of hot water in a tank. The water is constantly heated and ready to use. Tank water heaters are generally less expensive upfront than tankless models, they are usually easier to install, and typically require less overall maintenance. However, they also can run out of water, they’re less energy efficient, and take up significantly more space.

Payless Water Heaters is proud to install the highest quality conventional water heaters from Bradford White. Learn more on our Brands We Work With page.

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters heat water on demand as it passes through the unit. This allows them to provide an unlimited hot water supply, be more energy efficient, and take up less overall space. Alternatively, they cost more initially, they are more involved to install, and generally require more maintenance than traditional tank water heaters.

Payless Water Heaters is proud to install the highest quality tankless water heaters from Noritz. Learn more on our Brands We Work With page. Learn why we chose Nortiz as the best gas tankless water heater to save money and reduce emissions.

Gas vs. Electric Water Heaters

Water heaters now come in a variety of fuel sources that are especially exciting for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint and for those looking to cut down their monthly utility costs.

Water heaters now come in forms that can be powered by:

Gas Water Heaters

Gas water heaters use natural gas or propane to heat the water in the tank. They can typically heat new water quicker than electric, they are generally cost less to operate, and provide consistent performance. Unfortunately, gas water heaters cost more to purchase, they require natural gas, and can introduce serious safety concerns if unmaintained.

Electric Water Heaters

Electric water heaters use electricity to heat the water in the tank. They are less expensive to purchase, don’t require natural gas, and are generally safer than gas water heaters. However, they can be more expensive over time especially as electricity prices rise, they aren’t as efficient as gas water heaters, and probably aren’t the best option for larger households.

If your property could accommodate a newer, more innovative water heater, we’d be more than happy to help you find the right size and efficiency, install your new system to perfection, and offer the best in the business.

Determining The Best Size Water Heater

The most traditional fuel sources for residential water heaters are gas and electric energy, and most of the water heaters purchased are for a mid-sized home, meant to make hot water for 3-5 people.

Choosing your water heater size can be broken down into the following categories:

  • Common Models: 40-75 gallons, mostly residential
  • Large Models: 65-80 gallons, mostly residential
  • Largest Models: 100-120 gallon, residential or commercial

Other key features that you need to consider include:

  • Purchase price
  • Installation cost
  • Space requirements
  • Hot water demand and GPM
  • Maintenance costs
  • Longevity
  • Environmental impact
  • Safety

While most use a 40 or 50-gallon tank, the need for a larger tank increases with the size of the home or commercial property, the number of people it needs to be able to accommodate, and with the incorporation of features such as large tubs or Jacuzzi tubs. Check out our blog to learn more about how you can calculate the right water heater for you.

Contact Payless Before Choosing Your Water Heater

For 24/7 water heater services from reliable, experienced professionals, contact Payless Water Heaters: 888.548.5632

Because we specialize in water heaters, we routinely save our customers hundreds of dollars compared to traditional plumbers, and we never charge overtime fees. Read reviews from our many happy customers.

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