Tips on Buying a Water Heater
Choosing the right water heater for your home and family can be complicated. There is some math that goes into determining the right water heater for your family. Keep reading for tips on buying a water heater.
First, determine what size tank you need, or how many gallons of water it stores. a 40-gallon tank is most popular in the U.S. and would be a great option for a family of four. For larger families, 50, 75, or even 100-gallon tanks are available.
Second, determine the BTUs or how big of a burner you want. A standard 40-gallon water heater has about 40-50,000 BTUS while larger tanks can have 60-70,000 Btus. The more BTUs the water heater has, the faster it will heat water for use.
Third, consider the cost. A 40-gallon tank may be the least expensive option, but if you are looking for a water heater that will last longer, consider an on-demand system. An on-demand system may be more expensive, but it has a longer life expectancy than a regular tank. Luckily, there are options available for any budget.
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