Arizona Water Company
…announced an Arizona Corporation Commission approved surcharge effective immediately.
Not every resident of Sedona is serviced by Arizona Water Company so if you are about to purchase a property in the Sedona area, be sure to inquire as to which company will service the property. Ask your real estate agent to use a good home inspector to determine if the tank is energy efficient or does it need to be replaced. The newer the heater, the more efficient the appliance. You should also look at purchasing a home warranty to be certain that the unit will be properly maintained and serviced. Also check for rebates and tax credits before making a final decision on what system will work best for you and your property.
Sedona has no “city water company” but is served by a number of private companies.
Other Sedona companies:
Here is a good article from the City of Sedona as to how the water companies impact our community. Click here. If you need additional information, consider solar, or a tankless heater. Check with the local landscape companies for a list of plants and trees that can live in our more arid conditions. And, while Sedona does not have many car wash facilities, it serves the community well to use those we have as most recycle their water. Every drop helps!
I have a Rinnai gas heater and love it. Amazingly enough, many Sedona plumbers discouraged me from installing it . After choosing to do my own research, I finally contacted a Phoenix Rinnai dealer who lived up to my all expectations (and the company was owned by a woman). Not having to worry about leaks or having to deal with the solar panels we had when living in Phoenix, the tankless heater has been an excellent choice for me. Don’t you be discouraged if your heart is set on a tankless unit. When you get the plumber who starts telling you that changing the venting will drive up the cost, ask about and do what I did: purchase and install an exterior unit. As a result, we had no venting issues for my gas unit.
Compare a tankless system to a solar system.
While living in Phoenix we had a solar system that was awesome. It’s what works best for you in the area where you live that should be your consideration; so, here’s a chart for comparison…
- Kathy Howe aka SedonaKathy
- how2arizona real estate LLC
“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery