We’ve previously written about best practices for energy efficient buildings. Another big part of energy efficiency is choosing the best water heaters for Pasco or any area. We will give you expert tips below. Be sure to consult a professional before you purchase one of the water heaters below or another model to ensure they will work for you.
Before you choose a water heater to purchase, you should know what type you need. They range from gas to electric to gas, tank or tankless, high capacity, residential, commercial, and many other factors. Look up the current make and model of your water heater to get a baseline. You may still be able to choose options such as tank or tankless. However, switching from electric to gas or vice versa may not be so easy. Don’t forget to check the water heater’s capacity as well.
This leading name in home improvement named the Rheem Performance Platinum 50 Gal Natural Gas Heater as their top overall choice for water heaters for home. It offers superior all-around performance as well as outstanding energy efficiency. It has a 50 gallon capacity to provide plenty of water for a family of five. The 38k BTU gas burner delivers an industry leading 77 gallons of hot water in just the first hour. On the opposite end, the unit has been efficiency rated to save approximately $300 a year in energy costs. It also comes in an electric model. You can see it at Home Depot here.
Looking for even more energy efficiency? Maybe you don’t have enough room for a 50 gallon water heater. Check out the EcoSmart ECO 11 Electric Tankless Water Heater. This small unit was the leading choice of The Consumer Guide for this year. It has one of the highest reviews on the market and can save you up to 60% in water heating costs. It is compact and uses digital temperature control.
Everything is “smart” nowadays and water heaters are no exceptions. These units allow you to control your water via an app and mobile device. One great choice is the Aquanta Networked Water Heater Controller. It connects to your existing water heater to give it the smart technology and can save you money in energy efficiency. You may also consider a “hybrid” water heater that combines smart with traditional water heater design.
Your water heater may have broken at the worst possible time. You don’t have lots of money to replace it. Try the A.O. Smith Signature 40-Gallon Natural Gas Heater. It has a slightly smaller capacity than some of its top rated counterparts. However, it normally costs hundreds of dollars less. It has a 34k BTU burner and can deliver up to 66 gallons of hot water in the first hour for a family of three or four. It’s also energy efficient.
Is your home or business in the Tri-Cities and is in the need of a new water heater? We can help you both select the right unit for your property as well as expertly install it. Feel free to contact us to get all the necessary information for Pasco, Kennewick, and the surrounding areas.