Champion Plumbing & Drain Cleaning in Canton, GA has been performing new water heater installations for almost 20 years. We have installed water heaters in new homes, custom homes, renovations, basements, additions, garages, and businesses. If you need an additional water heater installed in an existing structure, or if you’re building something new we can install it. No matter what type of heating device you need we have solutions that can help you.
Water heating can account for 14%–25% of the energy you consume. You can reduce your monthly water heating bills by selecting the appropriate water heater and implementing energy efficient water heating strategies.
When choosing a new water heater for your home or business, You should choose a water heating system that will not only provide enough hot water but also will do so efficiently. This includes considering the different types of water heaters available and determining the right size and fuel source for your intended purpose.
It’s a good idea to know the different types of water heaters available before you purchase one.
Types of Water Heaters
- Direct Vent Water Heaters
- Electric Water Heaters
- Heat Pump Water Heaters
- Gas Water Heaters
- Point-of-use Water Heaters
- Hybrid Water Heaters
- Power Vent Water Heaters
- Tankless Water Heaters
When considering a new water heater installation it is important to reconcile the type utilities available to the structure. You will still have many choice to choose from, and in many cases there can be rebates or energy tax credits available from local providers.
Comparing Fuel Costs and Water Heater Types
If you have more than one fuel type available in your area, it’s a good idea to compare fuel costs, especially if you’re building a new structure. Even if you’re replacing a water heater, you may find that you’ll save more money in the long run if you use a different fuel or energy source. Contact your utility companies for current rates.
The type of water heater you choose will also affect your monthly costs. One type of water heater may use a fuel type more efficiently than another type of water heater. For example, an electric heat pump water heater typically is more energy efficient than an electric conventional storage tank water heater. Also, an electric heat pump water heater might have lower energy costs because of its higher efficiency than a gas-fired conventional storage tank water heater, even though local natural gas costs might be lower than the electricity rates.
You should also consider the installation and material cost. Some high efficiency water heaters have a higher upfront cost, but can save you money in the long run. How long you plan to be at the location should be included in your calculations.
Things to Keep in Mind
- What is the efficiency and cost savings associated with a particular water heater? it’s important to know how energy efficient a water heater is before you decide to buy it.
- What does the water heater cost? It’s important to research the different costs of the various types of water heaters on the market.
- Estimate the annual operating costs and compare those with other less or more energy efficient models.
- Check your local utilities for any rebates or tax credits that may be available to in your area.
Each municipality can amend the current code and require specific protections or piping. It is important to know what your municipality requires so that you don’t end up in hot water! (Sorry, bad plumber joke)
Champion Plumbing can help you stay within the necessary rules and codes for your specific municipality. We handle all permits and inspections for you.
Do you have questions about water heaters? We’ve got answers! Join our Facebook group Plumbing Questions and Answers, or check out our page About Plumbing. If you want to learn how to properly maintain your water heater read our article about Water Heater Maintenance. Feel free to call us at 770-480-5077.