Much like the electricity that comes into our homes, most of us don’t even think about how our water heater works; that is until it breaks down! The water heater is something we depend on every time we turn on the faucet, take a shower or do a load of laundry. Given those daily events is it any wonder that a water heater is put through a lot of stress? Depending upon how old your current water heater is you might find that it’s time for replacement. As you go shopping for a new water heater you’ll be presented with several different options in terms of design and functionality.
The conventional water heater is referred to as storage water heater. This offers a ready reservoir supply of hot water that will be there the moment you turn on the faucet. A demand water heater heats the water directly without the use of a storage tank. A heat pump water heater moves heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly for the purpose of hot water. You can also consider going with a solar water heater that uses the sun’s power to provide hot water. Finally, there is a an indirect water heater that uses a home’s space heating system to provide hot water.
Once you’ve settled on a type you’ll also need to consider the size and energy efficiency of the model you picked. Just because you’ve been using one particular design of water heater doesn’t mean you can’t switch over for a new energy efficient model. This is especially true when it comes to solar water heaters. Many homeowners are making that eco-friendly switch and finding themselves saving on their energy bills. As with everything else that is purchased for your home cost is a factor when it comes to buying a new water heater. While it might seem like the more energy efficient models are a greater expensive it could be that those particular water heaters will end up paying for themselves a lot quicker than an older model. In other words, you should just factor in the price tag but also the operating costs for that new water heater.
When you’re ready to make the switch and you have your new water heater delivered and installed you’re obviously going to need to get rid of the old model. Not every plumber who would install your new water heater will have the ability to take away your old device. That’s why you should contract your own professional junk hauler to take away that water heater; the best in the business around Houston is Junk King. Not only will they have the muscle and truck space to handle such a job but they will also be able to take away any other items that you’d like to permanently remove from your home. This can include any kind of unwanted junk like old furniture, a used mattress, kitchen appliances, rusty auto parts and even yard waste. The bottom line is as long as you’ve got someone picking up your old water heater don’t waste the trip!