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7 Things To Look For In New Water Heaters For Your Sierra Madre Home

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If your water heater can no longer offer a reliable supply of hot water for your Sierra Madre home, you'll be looking at new water heaters. Having hot water makes life more comfortable and easier, but finding a new water heater can be confusing if you've never gone through it before. There are so many different features, sizes, styles, and brands to choose from.

Perhaps the most important feature to look for in new water heaters is energy efficiency, but that's not all to consider. To help you find a reliable water heater which meets your needs, our Sierra Madre plumbers at North Brothers Plumbing & Rooter want to share these basic tips with you about what to look for in new water heaters.

Energy Efficiency

Constantly heating water to a certain temperature takes a lot of energy. If you choose a tank-style water heater to replace the old one, make sure the energy efficiency is a priority. Tankless water heaters are always going to be much more energy-efficient than any tank water heater because they only heat the water as you use it.

Look for a high-efficiency Energy StarĀ® water heater with a high EF (energy factor) rating. Remember that although they're a little more expensive, you'll be saving money on energy costs for many years. Compare the model's estimated annual operating cost.


One of the first things you'll look for in water heaters is how affordable they are. Anytime you make repairs or upgrades in your Sierra Madre home, it has to fall within your budget. Just as is true with any other product you buy, a poorly made water heater or an installer who doesn't do the job right can cost you loads more later.

Quality Brand

Plumbers often offer different brands of water heaters, so be sure you know which brands they install. Some will partner with a few of the top brand manufacturers so they're able to give you a better deal than if you went out and purchased a quality water heater yourself. However, there shouldn't be a problem with you choosing your own water heater brand.

A Good Warranty

The quality brands of water heaters come with better warranties. The goal here is to make sure you don't have to go through a water heater replacement again in the next seven years. Purchase a reliable water heater and keep up with the maintenance so your new water heater lasts as long as it's warranted for.

A flawless Installation

When you need to install your new water heater, you expect and deserve a flawless installation with no problems later. Installing water heaters isn't rocket science but you do need an experienced plumber to get the job done right. If you're installing a gas water heater, the plumber should be a licensed gas fitter.

If you don't already have a plumber who services water heaters, our experts at North Brothers Plumbing & Rooter can give you a competitive quote for the installation. We provide service for both gas and electric models.

A quick Installation

The last thing you want is a quick installation which isn't done right, so don't sacrifice speed over quality. You'll want to hire someone who's licensed and experienced to install your water heater.

Most water heaters are quick to install but there can be surprises. If you hire an experienced professional, they should be able to handle your water heater installation quickly and solve any unexpected problems with your pipes or gas lines along the way.

A way to get rid of your old water heater

Most homeowners don't think about getting rid of the old water heater after a replacement is installed, they just assume the Sierra Madre plumber will haul it away. Just understand that not all companies will provide this service and there's often a small fee if they do. If they don't offer this service, you'll still need a way to get rid of the old one!

If you're looking for a Sierra Madre water heater company who offers quality service at competitive prices, please call North Brothers Plumbing & Rooter at 626-394-9641 or complete our online request form.