If you’re using the same water heater for more than a decade now or experiencing common issues that suggest having it replaced, perhaps it’s about time to do so. But before calling Order A Plumber for professional water heater installation, there’s one thing you should decide first—what type of water heater do you need? Here are the choices:
Conventional Storage Water Heater
The most common of all water heaters, a conventional storage water heater includes an insulated tank that can hold a certain quantity of pre-heated water. Depending on the size of the tank, it could hold between 30 and 100 gallons of heated water at any given time. But while you’re assured of heated water supply 24 hours a day, this is also its downside. The temperature is maintained even when you’re sleeping or at the office, thus, you are still paying for it even when not in use.
Tankless Water Heater
As the name implies, there is no storage tank for pre-heated water, which is good when it comes to energy reduction. Plus, you only pay for the amount of water you use, which is also good news when it comes to cutting on expenses. While they are more expensive, tankless water heaters last for more than 20 years, unlike conventional storage water heaters that last only 10 to 15 years.
Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater
The hybrid heat pump water heater can capture the hotness of the area and use it to heat the water. Thus, the hotter your location is, the faster it gets to produce hot water. As the name suggests, this type of water heater consumes less energy compared to standard electric water heaters.
Solar Water Heater
Contrary to what many believe, solar water heaters can work in any climate so long as it is exposed to its energy source, the sun. The most popular form of solar water heating system works the same as a conventional storage water heater except that it’s powered by the sun.
Don’t settle for anything less when it comes to choosing the right water heater unit. While others may be cheaper or easier to maintain, understanding the most suitable unit should be your top priority.