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Water Heater Replacement in Maryland and Washington, DC

When your water heater isn’t operating at its full potential, the results can be less than satisfactory. Whether you’re rushing through a lukewarm shower every morning or you have to keep cleaning up after your leaking tank, sometimes repairs just aren’t enough. If your water heater is old and performing poorly, it’s time to start thinking about a water heater replacement for your home. A new water heater can not only improve your water temperatures but increase your energy efficiency too.

Schedule a consultation for your water heater replacement in Gaithersburg today—call James A. Wheat & Sons at 240-399-5051240-399-5051 or fill out the form to the right.

Selecting a new hot water heater

Replacing your hot water heater is a big investment, and you need to be sure your select the right system for your home and budget. But with so many options to choose from, how do you know what’s best for you? There are four kinds of water heaters that are most common in the Gaithersburg area, and they all range in replacement costs and energy efficiency:

1. Conventional hot water heaters

Conventional hot water heaters are the most popular type of water heaters, and they operate by storing hot water in a tank and releasing it as needed. These often have the lowest upfront costs but aren’t as energy-efficient as other types of water heaters.

2. Demand or tankless water heaters

Demand water heaters (also called tankless water heaters) heat water directly as it passes through a heating element, which eliminates the heat loss usually experienced with storage tanks. They typically have much lower operating costs than conventional water heaters.

3. Heat pump water heaters

Heat pump water heaters operate by using electricity to move heat that has already been generated from one place to another. This makes them highly efficient, so while they have higher initial costs than conventional water heaters, this is offset by their very low operating costs.

4. Indirect water heaters

Indirect water heaters operate by diverting water from your boiler to a heat exchanger and then into your faucets. Even though they require a storage tank, they are the most efficient type of water heater since the stored energy allows the furnace to turn off and on less often.

If you live in Maryland or Washington, DC and need a water heater replacement in your home, call James A. Wheat & Sons today. Our trained technicians can walk you through the selection process and help you choose the hot water heater that’s right for you, based on fuel availability, size, energy efficiency, and your budget.

Schedule a hot water heater replacement today

Don’t put up with another lukewarm shower, contact James A. Wheat & Sons today to schedule your hot water heater replacement in Gaithersburg, Germantown, or the surrounding Maryland areas.

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