Jan 12, 2023

Home Maintenance

Choosing a Hot Water Tank for Your Home

Is it time to install a new hot water tank in your home? Don't skip this guide before taking the plunge!

Steamy showers and hot dish washing water are just a couple of the simple pleasures an effective hot water tank offers us. If your existing hot water tank is between 6–12 years old, it may be time to start shopping for your next one.

Of course, like all things, advancements in the industry mean there are updated products and new things for you to research and decide before buying.    

Luckily, there are only a couple things you need to consider when choosing your next water heater, but they’re important ones! Let’s go over what you need to know before making this big purchase.

Energy source

Technically, you could have an electric or gas hot water tank, but one is far more common in homes than the other… Can you guess which one?

If you guessed gas, you’d be correct!

Electric tanks require much more space in order to be vented properly and are much more common in office spaces.  

Cost

Getting the most expensive tank doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting the best tank for your situation. But saving on the initial tank cost doesn’t always mean you’ll be saving in the long run! And choosing to save by passing on your warranty can be a costly risk we certainly don’t suggest taking.  

Working with a trusted company that has partnered with high-quality brand options is your best bet. We partner with some of the best small businesses in Alberta with trusted partnerships and experts to help you find the most affordable option, both for installation and down the road.

It's “down the road” costs that can really impact the value of your hot water tank and the investment you’ll want to make into purchasing something efficient!

We offer 3 great protection plans that can help reduce repair bills. Shop Home Protection Plans to compare the Home Systems Protection Plan, Appliance Protection Plan and Whole Home Protection Plan. Find your plan today!

Efficiency

High efficiency models use anywhere from 10–50% less energy than standard models! That means you’re using up to 50% more of the energy that your tank is creating, rather than having that energy wasted. Wow, right!?

At the end of the day, having an efficient hot water tank will save you on energy costs each month will outweigh the initial investments of an efficient tank being put in. Our experts can help you find the best options for you and your home when you call our Happiness Advisors to book your install.  

Connect with us today and see which efficient hot water tank will help you save on your home energy bills!

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