Hot water is not just a luxury, it’s a necessity. So much of what we do in our regular day-to-day lives requires the use of hot water. From cooking to cleaning to bathing and laundry, having a reliable and powerful water heater makes every part of your life easier and more comfortable. If it’s time for your home to replace your old water heater with something new, you may have some questions about water heater installation. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about water heater installation to give you the information you need before investing in a new system.
How Do I Know If I Need A New Water Heater?
There are a few telltale signs that a water heater is past its prime and it’s time to consider the installation of a newer model. If your water heater is over 15 years old, if it’s not as powerful as it once was, if it’s not as powerful as it once was, if you seem to be running out of hot water more frequently, or if your water heater is costing more in utility bills than it once did, these are all clear signs that your water heater should be replaced.
What Size Tank Should I Buy?
Before investing in and calling for the installation of your new water heater, you must choose the right size tank for your home. Each family is different, so there isn’t just one size that’s universal for everyone. The size of the tank depends on the size of your home, the size of your family, and your individual needs. The expert technicians at HAMCO will be happy to help you find the right size tank for your family.
Should I Invest In A Tankless Or A Traditional Water Heater?
While tankless water heaters have a higher upfront cost, the installation of a tankless water heater could save your family a lot of heartache over having to ration hot water. Whether or not you would benefit from a tankless or traditional water heater depends on the size of your family and your overall water consumption habits. If you live in a home with several people, it may be worth considering installing a tankless water heater. One of our many expert technicians at HAMCO will be happy to help you find the right choice for your home.
How Long Does Water Heater Installation Take?
While there are several dependent factors on how long water heater installation can take, on average our technicians will be at your home for about three hours, however, a new tankless installation can take up to eight hours. We work hard to ensure that our presence is quick and effective and that we are available at times that are most convenient for you.
Should I Rent Or Should I Buy?
The choice to rent or buy your water heater is dependent on several factors. If you are staying in your home, and you have the capital to buy the tank outright, the tank will pay itself off in less than seven years. Most tanks in southern Ontario will last on average over ten years. While renting costs less than an up front purchase, and can be a viable option for the short term, assuming you stay in the same home, renting will cost you far more in the long run. Interested in learning more? Our friendly expert technicians will be happy to provide you with the pros and cons of renting a furnace, and help you choose which option is best for your home.
Who Do I Trust To Install The New System?
For over 75 years, residents of Hamilton and its surrounding areas have trusted HAMCO to install, service and maintain their water heaters. Call HAMCO today to ensure that your water heater installation is quick, high-quality, and performed with excellent customer service. When it comes to water heater installation in Hamilton, there’s no better choice than HAMCO.
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