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Extra Features to Consider in Your Next Water Heater

Selecting the perfect water heater for your home or business is a crucial decision, and one that should be made with careful consideration. M & C Global Construction, a leader in Commercial Remodeling and Contracting services, is here to guide you through the maze of options available.

Efficiency and Longevity

Your water heater is not just a short-term investment. Considering the average lifespan can range from 10 to 15 years, factors like efficiency and longevity cannot be overlooked. A more efficient model can save you hundreds of dollars over its lifetime, while a long-lasting build can save you the hassle of frequent replacements.

Types of Water Heaters

Different needs call for different types of water heaters:

Conventional Storage Water Heaters

These are best for households with consistent hot water use. They have a tank that stores water, keeping it hot until you’re ready to use it. However, this means they can run out of hot water if demand exceeds the tank’s capacity, requiring you to wait for the tank to refill and heat up again.

Tankless Water Heaters

Ideal for homes or businesses looking for instant hot water supply and space-saving. Unlike traditional models, these heat water on demand, meaning you never run out of hot water. However, they may require a more complex installation and can be more expensive upfront.

Heat Pump Water Heaters

An eco-friendly option that uses heat from the environment to warm water. These systems are highly efficient but are best suited for warm climates as their efficiency can drop in cold temperatures. They can also be more expensive upfront but offer long-term savings on your energy bills.

Extra Features

While basic functionality is essential, there are several extra features you may want to consider for your next water heater:

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Control your water heater remotely through a mobile app. This allows you to adjust temperature settings, monitor usage, and even schedule heating times to save on energy bills.

Leak Detection

Automated alerts in case of a leak can be a lifesaver, preventing potential water damage to your property. Some systems even have automatic shut-off features that engage when a leak is detected.

Energy Saving Modes

These modes optimize performance during low-use periods, which is excellent for reducing your energy bills. Some models also come with a ‘vacation mode’ that minimizes energy usage when you are away for an extended period.

Auto Shutoff

This feature prevents overheating by automatically turning off the unit when it reaches a preset temperature or when not in use, adding an extra layer of safety.

Recirculating Pumps

These pumps provide quicker hot water delivery by keeping a small amount of hot water in the line, thus conserving both water and energy.

Installation Expertise

At M & C Global Construction, our team of trained professionals is adept at installing all kinds of water heaters, ensuring both safety and efficiency.

Safety Features

Safety should never be compromised. Features like anti-scald valves and pressure relief valves are non-negotiable when selecting a water heater.

Maintenance Tips

Regular maintenance, such as flushing the tank and checking for corrosion, can extend the life of your water heater, saving you money in the long run.

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In summary, several factors need to be considered when choosing a water heater for your home or business. Features such as efficiency, type, extra features, and safety elements should be part of your decision-making process. With M & C Global Construction’s experience in Commercial Remodeling and Contracting services, we are your go-to solution for all your water heater needs.