Are you looking for a new water heater in Seattle? FurnaceUSA is here to help – we supply and install new water heaters throughout the Greater Seattle area. Common types of gas water heaters we install are tankless and regular tank water heaters.
The benefits of a tankless water heater is that you use less gas than a conventional hot water tank. Tankless water heaters also last longer – sometimes up to 25 years. Considering that a conventional hot water tank only last 10 years sometimes it’s a pretty good value. The downside for tankless water heaters comes when you consider how much they cost – sometimes 3 or 4x more up front compared to a tank.
Those factors make the most important part of your decision to choose a hot water heater that is a tank or tankless more about how long you will be in the house. If your only going to be in the home for another 5 years or so – you will not get your money back out of a tankless – however – if you are going to be in the home for 10 years the tankless will pay for itself.
There are a variety of common brands of water heater on the market here in Seattle – Bradford White, Rheem and AO Smith are a few of the more common ones. All those are good quality brands and will serve you well.
People often wonder what size of water heater they should put in – a 50 gallon water heater or a 40 gallon water heater are the most common sizes people install. As a very general rule of thumb – 3 or 4 people in a home should get a 40 gallon heater and 4 to 5 people need larger tanks like a 50 gallon.
Of course there are a variety of other factors at play like the age of the occupants, if there is a huge soaker tub in the home and the likelihood that everyone will shower simultaneously.
All and all – the best bet – if your looking for a new water heater in Seattle – call us today or schedule your own quote on this page.