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Buying and replacing your water heater

Have you noticed that your water heater is failing or leaking? Or perhaps how your showers become shorter and shorter due to a lack of hot water. Maybe it’s time to buy a new one in order to replace the old one. It is not just about considering the costs of buying a new water heater. Installing a new water heater can be dangerous, so it’s best to hire a licensed plumber.  Most probably, you have asked yourself how much it costs to install a new water heater and what are the factors that are influencing that price? According to a number of different studies, the average lifespan of a traditional tank-style natural gas water heater or electric water heater is between eight to twelve years, which makes  a water heater replacement one of the most frequent home improvement investments. Water heating amounts to nearly 20 percent of a home’s energy costs. As the result of new efficiency standards, water heaters under 55 gallons will see about a 4 percent boost in efficiency, while water heaters 55 gallons or more may cut your utility bills by 25 to 50 percent depending on the technology used. Usually, the cost of installing new a water heater depends on the type of water heater you are replacing, the type you are replacing it with and the type of the installation. The prices can range anywhere from 700 dollars to 2000 dollars.

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When it’s time to choose a new water heater for your home, there are several factors to consider. There are many different types and brands of water heaters available, and you will need to determine the correct size and fuel source for your family’s home. The right water heater must have enough capacity to provide enough hot water for your family, but it also needs to be energy efficient, otherwise it can cost you greatly in the long run. But, buying a water heater is the easy part. Installing one is a more complicated task. Consider that on an electric water heater installations, you’re dealing with 240 volts of electricity. If you are installing a gas water heater, in a case where a gas leaks occurs and it’s not corrected, it could result in catastrophic damage to the house or its occupants. Since the procedure of installing carries those dangers it is most advisable to enlist the plumbing services of a professional plumber, a qualified and licensed individual who will install the water heater in a safe and correct way, making sure all of the necessary safety regulations are in check, and ensure that it is installed to the current local plumbing code which varies by region.

If you decide to look for help installing a new water heater, you can choose between many plumbing companies who offer professional services. One of those companies is SD Plumbing Experts, a San Diego based company that specializes in plumbing services. The company’s services are available any time of day, any day of the week and they cover all of the San Diego area including; San Diego Central, North County, South Bay and East county. You can visit the company’s website www.sdplumbingexperts.com. For more information.

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