What to Know before Choosing Electric Water Heaters
There are several good reasons why electric water heaters are so popular among homeowners today. Electric water heaters are reasonably priced and cost less to run. Plus, electricity is readily available across the country, and some homeowners feel that electric heaters are safer and easier to maintain than gas options are.
What Is an Electric Water Heater?
An electric water heater is one that uses an electric coil to heat water for the household. The most commonly seen option is the heater with a large storage tank. However, many tankless models run on electricity as well, and the water is heated by passing over the electric coil before being sent to the rest of the house.
Electric Water Heater Cost
Electric water heater cost for a standard model with a tank is usually between $250 to $500, which is reasonable and affordable for most budgets. Of course, water heater installation can add up to $1,000 or more to this number. Cost may also increase with added features, such as digital displays, special insulation, and brass drain valves.
Electric Water Heater Installation
Electric water heater installation may be needed if one is building a new home or replacing an old unit. Other times, a simple electric water heater repair may be all that is needed. Homeowners could need a new water heater if they notice that the appliance is not producing as much hot water. Another way to recognize this need is if the water heater is noisy or leaking.
Professional installation is a necessity for homeowners to ensure that the heater is installed correctly and without any leaking. The installation process should take around two to three hours in most situations. Half of the time will be spent removing the old heater, and the other half of the time will be spent positioning and hooking up the new heater.
At All County Plumbing, LLC, some of the most popular water heaters that we install are the following:
- Rheem Water Heaters
- AO Smith Water Heaters
- Bradford White Water Heaters
By choosing professional electric water heater repair and installation, homeowners can rest easy knowing that they will have plenty of hot water each morning. Plus, plumbers will be able to explain exactly what they are doing and what homeowners can do to maintain the system.