How to Avoid Common Electric Water Heater Problems
Jan 12, 2021
There are several features that make different types of water heaters desirable, whether gas, tankless or conventional electric water heaters. Also, there are certain things that must be considered before making your final choice, these are;
The energy efficiency
You will have to check the energy factor (EF) in order to understand the amount of energy transferred from the heating element to water. It is believed that the Gas condensing water heater models have EF of 90%. The higher the EF or energy efficiency, the less energy wasted through heating and the more costs you can save on energy.
Experts suggest that you should consider the high first-hour deliver alongside the recovery rate of the water heater. The higher the water flow rate, the more efficient in delivery- this is one of the benefits of tankless water heaters. You need to also check the BTU rating – this rating indicates the power delivery, especially in gas burners of gas water heaters. You may contact Just Water Heaters for more explanation on this.
When looking for specific features, experts suggest that you should consider features such as Eco-burner, Hot-surface igniter, diagnostics features, brass drain valve and self-cleaning. These are features that will prolong the lifespan of the water heater and make it even more efficient in the long term. Some smart features such as Wi-Fi, internet connectivity, remote control, and voice activation, are equally desirable, though they may not be as important as the main features.
These capabilities are special features that allow users to connect more than one water heater to one system. Connecting several water heaters to one system will ensure that more power and more water are delivered. You should consider a water heater with a venting option because it comes with more flexibility and several installation options.
Make sure you look out for water heaters that are fully equipped with more durable stress and heat-resistant parts. Stainless steel components, for instance, are far better than water heaters made of copper. You may contact Just Water Heaters to help you choose the ideal quality water heater for your home.
Tankless water heaters generally last more than the conventional water heaters. The longevity is even boosted if it is made of stainless steel materials. An average quality tankless water heater should last for more than 20 years.
It is important that you purchase a water heater from a reputable manufacturer with reliable customer service. A reliable manufacturer will provide the ideal technical and non-technical support alongside connectivity with service networks and warehouses where the parts of the water heater can be found. Just Water Heaters work with these reliable manufacturers and our technicians can likewise schedule maintenance service, to ensure that your water heater works optimally as it should.
The most suitable water heater models do have special warranties of 12-15 years. You should probably go for the water heater with the longest warranty. Please contact Just Water Heaters for a well-guided decision on choosing your water heater or any type of water heater repair.