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Installing New Water Heaters in Rental Homes

Monday, August 10, 2020

Finding the right hot water heater for your rental property can be challenging. The good thing is, there are many types and features to consider. The bad thing is, so much choice can be confusing. The best hot water heater for your rental property may not be the same as the hot water heater for your personal home. You need to consider the purchase from a business perspective. A water heater company in Pleasanton, CA, can easily assist you with the pros and cons of all the choices on the market, but in general, here’s what you should consider.

Fuel Source

The first point in selecting a hot water heater is determining which fuel source it will have. This will depend on the availability of fuel sources in your particular area, as well as your rental property’s construction. There are many fuel sources from which to choose, including natural and propane gas.

Storage Tank vs. Tankless Hot Water Heaters

If you’re working with a water heater company, then they’ll advise you that after you have decided which fuel source is best for your rental property’s hot water heater, it’s time to choose between a storage tank and a tankless model.

Storage tank hot water heaters are the traditional type available at a water heater company. They usually hold and keep heated between 40 and 80 gallons of hot water so that it’s available when needed.

There are also tankless hot water heaters, also called “On-Demand” water heaters. These wall-mounted hot water heater units are ideal for landlords because space is typically at a premium in rental properties and condos. Tankless hot water heaters are also extremely energy efficient since they only produce hot water when needed.

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