Choosing a hot water heater

Water Heater Buying Guide

Easily one of the most important appliances inside any home is a water heater. If your water heater has broken down or if it's getting old in age and likely to start breaking down soon, then it's time to start looking for a new one. Many homeowners come to Randall Plumbing & Heating Ltd. with questions about how to choose the right water heater for their Winnipeg home. We've got four solid steps that can help you do just that.

Step 1: Consider Tank Size

When you're in the market for a new hot water tank in Winnipeg, your first consideration should be about the tank's size. If you install one that's too small, you'll always be running out of hot water. As long as not everyone needs copious amounts of hot water at once, then a 40-gallon tank should be able to provide enough hot water for a family of three or four, and a 50-gallon tank for a family of five or six.


Step 2: Consider Energy Efficiency 

Replacing major appliances always offers an opportunity to improve your home's energy efficiency. Most hot water tanks on the market are far more energy-efficient than what was available just a decade or so ago. Consider your options and see if it's in your budget to buy a highly efficient tank. Spending more today on a tank that will use significantly less energy to heat your water will save you money on your utility bills in the long term.


Step 3: Discuss Your Options with a Winnipeg Plumbing Professional 

If you're looking for a new water heater in Winnipeg, then it is highly recommended you consult with a plumbing professional who can help you assess your home's water needs. You should also leave the installation of a hot water heater up to the professionals, as it can be a difficult and dangerous task.


At Randall Plumbing & Heating Ltd. we can help you figure out what size and type of water heater is best for you, and you can trust our experienced plumbers to properly install your new tank as well. Contact us today and we can set you up with the right hot water tank for your Winnipeg home.