There’s a lot that goes into choosing the right hot water heater for your home. Water heaters vary in size, price, capacity, functionality, and even in their fuel supply. So, it’s important that you take your time and do your homework when deciding what type of water heater you need for your home. Your needs will vary depending on how many people live in your household and what your overall monthly water usage habits are like. If you’re in the market for professional and reliable residential water heater installation in Toronto or throughout the GTA, then you can call on the experts at MDM Mechanical.
Home improvements—especially purchasing and installing a new water heater—can be expensive, which is why many homeowners prefer to save a few dollars by turning this task into a DIY project rather than hiring licensed HVAC technicians to do it for them.
The only problem with this is that far too many homeowners don’t have the experience and knowledge it takes to both select and correctly install a tank or tankless water heater. Many people don’t even know the difference between the two or what their various advantages and disadvantages are. To avoid running into costly problems during and after the installation process, it’s better to hire a team of professional HVAC technicians and contractors to complete the project for you.
At MDM Mechanical, we’re committed to delivering quality installation services, top-of-the-line product recommendations, and ongoing product maintenance to guarantee that your water heater will last for many years to come without having to be replaced.
Our goal is to deliver the highest standard of quality services and products to our clients to ensure that your home is as comfortable to live in as possible. Not only do we have a wealth of knowledge and over 30 years of experience working in the HVAC industry in Ontario, but we also pride ourselves on employing environmentally friendly practices with the intent of minimizing our carbon footprint as much as possible.
All of our services and recommendations are tailored specifically to match the exact needs of our customers. At the end of the day, you’re the one living in your home and it’s important to us that all of your water heating needs are met. That’s why we offer free initial consultations to all of our clients. During that time, we’ll thoroughly inspect your existing water heating system, listen to your concerns, answer all of your questions, and make appropriate recommendations.
Every home is designed and constructed differently and every homeowner has different water heating needs. Whether you live alone, have a family, or are renting out your home to tenants, your water usage changes based on your living situation and the configuration of the piping in your home. It’s important to take all of that into consideration when choosing one of the following types of water heaters for your home.
Most residential homes have a tank water heater. Water is contained inside the tank until it’s time to be heated and used. The capacity of the tank determines the amount of your hot water supply at any given time, which means you need to choose one that can hold enough water to satisfy your needs. Tank water heaters have two valves—one is for temperature control and the other is to release pressure. The reason tank water heaters are so common in family homes is because they’re very affordable and easy to install. The only pitfall is that you get a limited supply of hot water at any given time.
Instead of a tank, tankless water heaters are equipped with heated coils that supply hot water on demand, which is why they’re also referred to as on-demand water heaters. Water that runs through the heated coils instantly becomes hot, so there’s no need to store the hot water in a temperature-controlled tank. As long as you choose the right size for your household, the benefit of this system is that you won’t run out of hot water. This model is perfectly suited for homes that use a natural gas line as a source of energy, but a larger gas line is needed for large-scale models, making tankless water heater installation a little more complex.
The great news is that because tankless water heaters only heat water on demand, they’re incredibly energy efficient. Although the upfront cost of installing one is slightly higher than a tank water heater, the long-term savings could also be substantial.
One of the main benefits of having a gas water heater is that they’re typically much more affordable to install and maintain than their electric counterparts. On the other hand, gas water heaters also have higher upfront purchasing costs than electric water heaters.
When it comes to purchasing the right water heater for your home, it’s best to go with one that’s High Efficiency (H.E.). This distinction, believe it or not, is actually more important than the capacity of the water heater tank itself because it determines the first-hour rating of your unit.
Although the standard residential water heater holds up to 80 gallons of water, the first-hour rating determines the speed and efficiency with which the necessary amount of hot water will be delivered to each utility in your home at any given time.
When it comes to choosing between a gas or electric water heater for your home, it really just depends on what your needs are, your budget, and what your home is already set up for. Of course, you have the option of switching from one to the other, but this comes at an additional expense.
First, we schedule a complimentary in-home consultation, so that we can assess your existing water heater and the type of hookup line you have. Based on your specific water usage needs, your budget, and your existing gas or electric line, we’ll recommend an appropriate water heating system for your home.
Once we’ve determined the appropriate product for your home, we’ll order the new unit. Then, we’ll return to your home to disconnect and remove your old water heater and install the new one. For your convenience, we’ll dispose of the old unit or repurpose it in an environmentally sustainable way.
To learn more about our services or to schedule a free no-obligation consultation, please contact us today!
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