Choosing A Water Heater For Your Home


Heating the water in your home is not overly challenging, but there are some options to consider when choosing the water heater you will use. There are some traditional systems that work well, and there are some more modern water heater installations that you may want to examine. 

Electric Water Heaters

The electric water heater is probably the most common water heater installation done by plumbers and home builders because it is straightforward and dependable, so most people are comfortable with these systems. The system includes a tank that holds the water and one or two heating elements that heat the water in the tank and reheat it as it starts to cool.

Electric water heaters are available in many different sizes and wattages, so finding one that will work in your home is not difficult. In many cases, the water heater size will directly correlate to the number of bedrooms in the house or the overall square footage of the living space.

Gas Water Heaters

Like electric water heaters, gas water heater installation is pretty typical in some parts of the US, depending on the price of natural gas or propane and how available it is. The gas water heaters used in homes work much the same way as the electric systems, but instead of using an electric heating element, the gas water heater uses a gas burner that heats the tank from the bottom.

Gas water heater installation is a little more complicated than electric systems because the gas line running to the tank can pose a hazard if it is not installed correctly. If the line leaks, it can cause an explosion in the home, so it is essential to work with qualified water heater installers if you consider this heater. In some areas, the gas company will do the final installation and hook the gas line up to ensure it is done right and is safe.

Tankless Water Heaters

If you are interested in a more on-demand water heater installation, a tankless water heater might be something you want to consider. As the name implies, there is no tank, so the system is not constantly running trying to keep the water in the tank warm. 

Instead, these water heaters use a super-efficient heat exchanger to heat the water as you need it. They do not run out of hot water, and they can run as long as the hot water tap is open. The result is a cheaper system to operate and can be a better choice for families trying to cut the cost of electricity or gas in their homes. For more information, contact a water heater installation service. 


22 October 2020

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