Types of Hot Water Heaters

If you are about to purchase a new home, you should know that you do not have to keep the water heater that already exists in the house. In fact, if you have preference for the type of water heater you prefer, you should have it installed. Some heaters are more efficient, cost effective and require less maintenance than others. You should be familiar with the various types of hot water heaters that are available to you today.

Tankless Water Heaters

This type doesn’t require a storage tank. The hot water is provided as needed. They experience less energy losses than those that most storage unit heaters do. When you turn on the hot water, the cold water first goes into the unit. Typically there is a electric element that heats the water or a gas burner. This means that the heater is able to generate a steady flow of hot water. This means that you don’t have to wait until a storage tank accumulates hot water that can then be released.

Conventional Storage Heaters

This is considered to be the most popular type of water heaters for residential use. The single-family water heater holds up to 80 gallons of hot water. When you turn on the hot water tap, the hot water is released from the top of the tank. The hot water is then replaced with cold water from the bottom, making it possible for the tank to remain full. The source of fuel for a conventional storage water heater consists of fuel oil, natural gas and propane.

Solar Water Heaters use the heat of the sun to produce hot water. This saves in energy expenses.

A knowledgeable associate of I Repair will be able to advise you of your options and discuss the many advantages associated with each type of hot water heater, in greater detail.

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