QUIZ: Which Water Heater Is Right For You

Whether you’re looking to save money on your on your GA Power bill by upgrading to a more energy-efficient water heater, going tankless or you just need to replace a model whose tank has rusted, we can help you decide which water heater is best for you.

1. Which of the following best describes how hot you like your showers?

1. Nice and brisk
2. A nice aaah, but not too hot
3. Steamy
4. Boil me

2. How many people live in your household

1. Just me
2. Myself and a significant other
3. Myself, my significant other and our (up to three) kid(s)
4. Myself and an extended family of six or more individuals

3. Your existing water heater is powered by…

1. Electricity
2. Gas
3. Propane, kerosene or other fuel source
4. Renewable energy (I love mother Earth)

4. How would you describe the quality of your water?

1. Hard (high mineral content)
2. Soft (low mineral content)
3. Hard, but we have a water softening system
4. What do you mean hard and soft?

5. How important to you is it that your new appliance purchases help reduce your utility bills?

1. Save me from them
2. It would be nice
3. I prefer to take other measures to reduce my usage of water and electricity
4. I have no idea what my bill is

6. How much are you willing to spend up front for a new water heater?

1. $300 – $500
2. $500 – $900
3. Up to $1,000
4. Money is no object. I am willing to pay as much as is needed.

7. How long do you anticipate staying in your current home?

1. 1 – 3 years
2. 5 – 8 years
3. I’m staying put.
4. They’ll carry me out.


Now add up your answers and see the solutions below

Storage Tank Water Heater

Most storage tank heaters last about 12 years. The most efficient models are typically powered by gas, but electrical models can be adequate for a smaller household. Storage tank models can cost as little as $350 to $400 and as much as $1,200.

Tankless Water Heater

A tankless water heater can last 20 or more years. Tankless systems can typically deliver only 3 to 3.5 gallons per minute and do not suffer from standby heat loss and are less likely to leak. Right now, if we install a tankless system, we’ll also install a FREE professional grade toilet.

Hybrid/Heat Pump

Hybrid/Heat Pump water heaters are the most energy-efficient. They feature computer interfaces that allow homeowners control over water temperature, the heater cycles and cleaning of the heater’s anodes and intake valves. If you have the budget and are limited to an electric option, you might want to research the viability of a hybrid/heat pump hot water heater for your home.

If you’re still not sure which water heater represents the best value for you, talk with one of experts.

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