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Upgrading Your Water Heater? A Quick Guide

cold-showerAre you ready to upgrade from the current water heater in your home to a new system? This time of year is when many homeowners choose to do so. If you’ve started doing research about replacement on your own then you probably already know that you have many options. If you’re feeling overwhelmed you’re not alone, many homeowners feel this way.

The process of finding a new water heater for your home requires the assistance of a trained professional. If you need a water heater in Columbia, MD then make contact our team. Our staff is trained and licensed but most importantly educated in everything that you need to know.

Knowing Your Options

There are a few types of water heaters that you can choose from on the market. The main three we provide at our company are:

Tank Water Heaters

Tank water heaters are the most common type of water heater on the market. If you’re thinking of a “water heater” in your mind it’s more than likely that you’re envisioning this type of system. Tank water heaters are also known as “storage” water heaters because they store a large amount of water in a tank and keep it at a steady temperature so that it’s always ready for usage.

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are also known as “demand” or “instantaneous water heaters” because unlike storage type water heaters, these types of systems only provide hot water when it’s necessary. They create hot water directly as it moves through your home. Tankless water heaters are an efficient option because they eliminate the standby loss of tank water heaters.

Heat Pump Water Heaters

A heat pump water heater uses heat pump technology is to move heat from the outside of your water heater tank to the inside. This is another great option if you’re concerned about energy efficiency because the process of moving the heat is much less taxing than generating heat in the way that standard water heaters do.

Understanding Your Needs

The next step in upgrading your water heater is understanding your needs. What type of water heater you need is affected by the number of people in your home, your preferences, and how much water you use. It’s always best to have a professional work to calculate the needs of your home. We can let you know what will work for you, instead of letting your realization of your water heater’s limitations come by way of an icy cold shower.

Our technicians are knowledgeable so they can conduct a quick an efficient load calculation. Your water heater is important. Homeowners don’t always realize just how important it is but a water heater accounts for nearly 17% of your home’s energy usage. It consumes more energy than all your other household appliances combined. We’ll make sure that you can rely on the water heater you choose.

We know how stressful the process of purchasing new appliances for your home is. If you need a great water heater in Columbia, contact Mallick Plumbing & Heating today to schedule an appointment.

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