• Water Heater Repair and Installation

    Next to heating and cooling, water heaters is typically the largest energy user in the home. As homes have become more and more energy efficient during the last 20 years, the percentage of energy used for water heating has steadily increased.

    There are numerous factors to consider when choosing a new water heater in the Southwest Florida area, including capacity, efficiency, brand and cost. TitanZ Plumbing installs cost effective and efficient water heaters manufactured by Rheem and A.O. Smith.

    Considerations When Selecting a Storage Water Heater:

    Capacity: Don’t buy a water heater bigger than you need. Although some consumers base their purchase on the size of the storage tank, the peak hour demand (or first-hour rating, FHR) is actually more important.

    The FHR is the measure of how much hot water the heater will deliver in an hour and is required by law to appear on the Energy Guide label. Your TitanZ Plumbing Technician will perform a capacity test to determine the right size water heater for your home.

    Efficiency: The energy efficiency of a storage water heater is indicated by its “Energy Factor” (EF). The higher the EF, the more efficient the water heater. Gas water heaters have an EF between 0.50 and 0.60, with some high-efficiency models around 0.80.

    Other features to look for are tanks with at least 1.5 inches of foam insulation and energy efficiency ratings shown on the Energy Guide labels.

    Cost: It may be tempting to look for a water heater that is inexpensive and ignore the operating cost. This is a poor strategy. Often the least expensive water heaters are the most expensive to operate.

    A high-efficiency water heater may cost a little more initially, but reduced operating costs will more then make up for the higher outlay. Check the Energy Guide label to help choose an energy thrifty heater.

    For more on water heaters in Southwest Florida or any of our other products and services, please contact TitanZ Plumbing. Don’t forget to ask us about our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!

    TitanZ Plumbing Water Heater Services

    At TitanZ, we think great customer care and professional plumbing and water heater services are the best way to ensure that your plumbing issues have been resolved correctly and safely.

    If a plumbing emergency does occur call TitanZ Plumbing 24/7 at 941-875-9669 or on our website.

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