Water Heater Buying Guide For Tampa Bay Residents

Water Heater Buying Guide

Buying a water heater is something most homeowners don’t have to worry about every day. However, when the water heater starts leaking or needs expensive repairs, they need some help to guide them through the decision. Here is a brief water heater buying guide to help you find the perfect water heater model before having a Tampa plumber install it.

Choose your capacity. You need to know how many gallons your household uses on a regular basis and the heater’s ability to keep up with the demand.

Select a tank or tankless water heater system. Tank systems are a solid, reliable option found in most homes, while tankless models offer an energy-efficient and space saving option over the traditional tanked ones.

Select your power source:

  • electric
  • natural gas
  • propane
  • solar
  • oil

You can also find hybrid systems that use two or more power sources for optimal power usage based on demand.

Check the warranty. The EPA found that water heaters with the longest warranties tend to have more insulation, for Tampa Bay’s warmer temperatures that result in better long term heating elements.

Choose features wisely. Look for a glass-lined heating tank. That helps reduce internal tank corrosion. Go with a brass drain on the bottom, as the plastic ones tend to break over time.

If you use this water heater buying guide, you can quickly decide which type and model works best for you. Then you can work with your Tampa plumber to get it installed and get hot water running again. For more help than this water heater buying guide can offer, contact us today. We have been serving Tampa Bay since 1978, as your knight in shining armor regarding emergency plumbing or any plumbing needs in Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Westchase, Oldsmar and nearby Tampa Bay areas.