Water Heaters Are Necessary Plumbing Appliances
A water heater is a plumbing appliance that homeowners do not think most about. It is not like the stainless steel refrigerator or the stainless steel double stove that most people just have to have whenever they move into a new home. Just watch most of the popular home shows that are on cable. Never will you see a person walk into a home and shout “I need at least 3 bedrooms, 2baths, stainless steel appliances, a good location and oh yeah… and a kicking water heater too.”
This is a statement that you will never hear most new homeowners make. Actually, unless there is a problem during the home inspection, most homeowners never see their water heaters until they have lived in the home for a while and there is an actual problem with it. As long as it gives them plenty of hot water for the things that are necessary within the household, the average homeowner does not pay much attention to their home’s water heater.
However, this mindset should not be used. You should be very knowledgeable about your water heater in terms of its features, advantages and disadvantages. Having this type of knowledge can possibly save you loads of money. As a matter of fact, having certain knowledge about your water heater can possibly extend the life of your water heater, if this information is used correctly. So, your water heater is a plumbing appliance that you should never take lightly. As a new homeowner, you should at least know what type of water heater is in your home.
There are different ones such as the conventional storage, the geothermal heat pump system, the tankless, the tankless coil and indirect water heaters to name only a few. There are different types, which depending on where you live, should be used instead of others, if you want the best efficiency. For instance, since water heaters use different types of fuels or sources of power such as electricity, natural gas, propane or solar, you really should utilize the correct one.
Different combinations of fuel and water heater type will save you the most money. If you live in an area where it is cheaper to use one source of fuel over another, then it would be in your best interest to purchase a water heater that operates with that particular fuel source. Making this small adjustment will keep money in your pocket and ensure that you will always have a plumbing appliance that provides a steady source of hot water each and every day.
In conclusion, as a new homeowner, it is very easy to get caught up in the superficial benefits of homeownership such as how much closet space you may have or how many guests you can entertain in the backyard. However, you really should concentrate on some of the more important things within your home such as the necessary plumbing appliances that will make your home flow smoothly. Your new water heater should be on a list of very high priorities.