What to Consider Before Purchasing a Water Heater

What to Consider Before Purchasing a Water Heater

We use hot water on a daily basis whether it's to take a shower, wash your hands, do the laundry or the dishes. So when the time comes for you to purchase a new water heater, you’ll want to make sure you’re choosing the one that is best for you and your household.

We have chosen a few of the most important factors to consider when making your water heater selection and explained them below.


Water heaters are available in many sizes. Making the right size decision all boils down to your water consumption rates and how large your home is. Water consumption depends on the number of people in the family, and how often they use water throughout the day.

How To Size A Water Heater

A 40-gallon tank will be suitable for a household of 1-3 people. 50-60 gallons will be ideal for a household of 3-5 people. Above five people will need a 75-gallon tank or bigger. You will also need to make sure that the rest of your home is compatible with a larger tank, this will include checking the piping and the exhaust capability.


Before deciding to purchase an entirely new system, check the faulty water heater’s warranty in case it is still valid. The warranty might cover replacement or repair. Be sure to find the warranty duration so that you know which option to select.

Energy Source

If your tank is powered by gas or even natural gas, considering an option of switching to electric can come with additional costs and hassle. Weigh between pros and cons of, for instance, gas vs. electric and find out if it is a viable idea to change or upgrade your water heater. If you’re not sure how to determine this, call your local water heater experts for advice.

Repair and Maintenance Services

At Guaranteed Service, our commitment to your comfort is what sets us apart from our competitors. We have expert technicians that will be able to assist you with your water heater decision and provide the installation, in addition to maintenance, and repairs for the future.

For more information on our company and the services we provide, visit our website or give us a call!

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