There are many different places where you can purchase water heaters. As in any industry there is your highly reputable and dependable dealers such as Sears, Lowe’s or Home Depot but if you go onto the Internet and do a web search you may come across some that appear to be fantastic deals and promise you the best prices for their so-called best products. These should be checked into thoroughly since they can be just fly-by-night dealers or even scam artists trying to sell you a low grade product. The price may be low, but the quality of the product may not be up to standard. The best advice is to stick with what and who you know to be honest and who stand by their product. When making your purchase, be sure to check the Energy Guide label which will have the yearly operating costs. Naturally this one of the most important points to the buyer and will help in making their decision.
Water heaters comes in all types, shapes and sizes and can be gas or electric and even solar. You should be aware of the size of the area you want to place your unit which again will help in making your decision. You would not want to place a large water storage type of unit in a small area making it difficult to get around it should you ever need to. There are now tanks available that are made especially for the smaller areas, even one that can fit under the sink. These are called point of use units. These are great for mobile homes or even your workshop area in the garage or maybe an out building. When you do purchase your unit from a reputable dealer or manufacturer, these will be the places where you can purchase the proper accessories you may need either now or in the future.
It cannot be stressed enough that when that making your purchase, try to stick with the names you know such as Rheem, Noritz, American, etc. These are the manufacturers and dealers that can help you with all your needs with regard to your purchase. They can guide you through the process to get the heater you need at a reasonable price that will last you many years.