What Are the Different Types of Hot Water Heaters

With the right hot water tank in use at your home, the benefits you’ll enjoy will be offered by the day. Although at one time you had only one choice in hot water heaters, things have considerably changed over the years, and now several models are available. It is imperative that, for this one time only, you don’t take grandma’s advice and take the time to learn more about each of the types of hot water heaters out there today. One of our primary services includes hot water heater replacement so we have a lot of experience with them.

Hot water heaters are needed in every home, as without them, you wouldn’t have any hot water. But, just like any other appliance out there, many choices do exist and your job is finding the best. Sit down to determine the needs of your family to accurately choose the right size, and determine your budget.  Hot water tanks vary in price from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, so this is imperative before you head out to shop.

To give you a bit of a head start, we’d like to introduce you to some of today’s most popular hot water heaters and give you a bit of information about them.  While we’ve provided a great deal of information, there is still plenty of work ahead to choose the bet hot water heater for your needs.

Storage Tank Water Heater

Canadians have used the storage tank hot water heater in their home for generations. It is likely that this model hot water heater is even the one that grandma is recommending. And, truth be told, it may very well suit your needs since no two homeowners have the same needs. It is safe to say that this is the most popular of the hot water tanks on the market, as well as the one that is lowest in cost. You will find a plethora of brands, sizes, and models of traditional hot water tanks, ranging in size from 30 gallons to 80 gallons.  Storage tank hot water heaters depend upon numerous source to work, so you will find gas models, electric models, and many others as well. See our tips for choosing the right tank size. This, of course, is one of the factors that influences the cost of the item.

There are standard hot water haters for every size home and household, with a plethora of brand and models to choose from.  Of the water heaters, the standard model is most often the most affordable. The biggest disadvantage of this type of water heater is that it kicks in to heat the water up once it reaches a certain temperature, so you pay for water usage around the clock, even when you are on tucked tightly into the bed, at work, or on action. If you decide to purchase such a tank, ensure that it is an Energy-Star product and check the sticker to learn the number of savings you’ offered with the hot water heater.

Tankless Hot Water Heater

The thankless hot water heater is quickly becoming a popular choice for homeowners that want to introduce themselves to modern technology and many other exciting benefits. Not only does this hot water heater provide on demand hot water, it is small in size since no storage tank is needed. The unit is perfect for apartment and mall homes, but works wonderfully in larger home, too.  It also keeps water on-hand, so there is great energy efficacy and savings to enjoy.  The biggest downside to the heater, however, is their size because they are unable to produce the same amount of water as a standard hot water heater. Typically, the thankless hot water heater provides a flow rate of only two to five gallons per minute, meaning you won’t be able to perform two actions involving water at the same time. For example, if you run the dishwasher, there won’t be any hot water for a shower. The solution here, however, is the addition of multiple tanks. Durability and reliability are two additional features that homeowners love with this machine. The average lifetime of the standard hot water heater is 10 to 15 years, whereas this hot water heater can last 20 years or more. It is also more durable, so less repairs and maintenance is necessary. One other advantage is the price. Some of the thankless hot water heaters are double or triple the price of a standard hot water heater (though they more than pay for themselves within no time at all.)

Heat Hybrid Pump Hot Water Heater

One of the newest of the hot water group is the heat hybrid pump hot water heater.  The first hybrid pump was introduced to the world in 2009 and is a top choice for those whom enjoy saving money as well as helping their environment, too.  It is estimated that the hot water heaters save homeowners two to three times the amount of regular energy consumption.

This hot water heater uses electricity for power, which intensifies the heat drawn in from the air, which then goes into the storage tank. It works best in areas that are hot and humid because it is an environmentally friendly water heater. With this unit, you can enjoy three times the energy savings when compared to the traditional hot water tanks.

Which Hot Water Heater is Right for You?

It requires a bit of effort on your end to choose the hot water heater most suitable for use at your home. A bit of research can get you place, and since the internet is a free source of information, why not ensure that the right product is purchased from the start?

Talk to a professional hot water heater technicians well. Most technicians can help you learn more about each of the hot water heater types and it pros and cons of use in your home. If you have questions, the expert has the answer if only you ask! You can even get a free estimate that can be used to compare prices so the bet deal for the job is found.

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