Choosing The Right Water Heater For Your Home

Your water heater is an essential appliance that is difficult to live without. Homeowners and family members often don’t pay attention to the water heater until they are forced to take cold showers. Choosing the right water heater for your home can be a complex and overwhelming experience. The following tips will help you become more familiar with water heaters and help you choose the right one for your home.

Tank Water Heaters

This type of water heater is the most popular in homes across the United States. It is usually hidden in a closet and has a long lifespan. They come in a variety of sizes ranging from 10 gallons to more than one hundred gallons. They are often powered by electricity or natural gas. Tank water heaters have been the most popular option in homes for many years.  The tank water heater you choose needs to be able to provide hot water for your entire household. Usually, small apartments and homes can use the smaller sizes while larger homes need to consider the larger style. A professional plumber can confirm the right size water heater that’s best suited for your home.

Tankless Water Heaters

The tankless water heater is a new design that has been gaining popularity among homeowners across the nation. It was specifically created to address the drawbacks of the standard tank water heater. Many homeowners are surprised the tankless water heater, is actually “tankless.”

Instead of using a tank it uses something similar to a boiler called a heat exchanger. It also helps homeowners save money since the tankless water heaters don’t run all day like the other model does. The only time the tankless heater runs is when the homeowner turns on the faucet.

Since tankless water heaters are still considered new to the industry, homeowners are surprised about the many options and styles they have to choose from.


Choosing the right water heater isn’t an easy task. Homeowners often find themselves wanting to choose a water heater as quickly as possible so they can have hot water in their home again. However, this isn’t a decision that should be rushed into since your choice is going to be responsible for providing hot water for the next 10 years or longer. Discussing your options and installation procedure with a professional plumber like Mokher Plumbing  is highly recommended before you make your final decision.

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