As you’re looking for a new water heater, there are a few things to consider.


  • Do you use enough hot water to warrant a 40 or 50 gallon tank? If not and you plan on staying in the home for a while, buy a heater with a smaller tank.

  • Is your hot water usage low?If you so choose, you could go with a tankless water heater. They are efficient and give you hot water on demand.

  • Will one water heater do the trick? It may be more efficient to get two hot water heaters for your home, depending on hot water demand.


  • Will the heater you want fit in the space you have available? Don’t run out and get the first water heater you see Make sure the unit will fit in the space, allowing space to work on the unit, should it need repairs in the future. Talk to your plumber and see what will realistically fit in your home.

Fuel Type:

  • Different fuel types will help determine the energy efficiency of a hot water heater. There are many options available. You can choose from geothermal energy, fuel oil, propane, electric, natural gas and solar. Each of these will come with its own price, depending on the market.

Energy Efficiency:

  • Do you opt for the energy hog or the high-efficiency water heater? Look for the ENERGY STAR® label if you want the a more efficient water heater. The higher the number, the better it is at conserving energy.

  • What kind of technology do you want on your water heater? There is a ton of new features available. While the old school still dominate, you can help save additional energy with features like WiFi to operate your heater remotely, saving money by only heating the water when it’s needed. Timers are another more low-tech feature help with energy efficiency.

Talk with your Addison plumbing technician at InSink Plumbing for your hot water heater installation. Contact us for a Speedy Fast Quote™ today!