If you need a new water heater, there are many things you need to consider before you go ahead and buy one. There are different types of water heaters that work in a variety of ways and come in various sizes.
There are hundreds of different models and makes available, so if you aren’t sure which water heater suits your home the best, you can call us, Just Water Heaters, today. We’ll be able to give you some advice on the different water heaters that are available and which one we believe is the best suited for your home. Once the water heater is decided on and purchased, we can also carry out the installation of it for you. It’s always best to get a professional to install your water heater as it has to be installed correctly.
Water heaters have the great responsibility of supplying your home with hot water. When you are choosing a water heater, you need to take the size of your household into consideration – you need to buy a one that will accommodate the number of people in your home all the time.
Below we have put together a guide of some of the most popular types of water heaters:
When you have a tankless water heater installed in your home, it allows you to have a constant supply of hot water. A tankless heater will cost you more to purchase, but if you have a large family, or hot water is needed quite often in your home, a tankless water heater could be the one for you. Tankless water heaters are quite popular as they are eco-friendly, they are also a lot more convenient as you never need to wait around for your hot water, it’s always there when you need it. A tankless water heater doesn’t store hot water as it does not have a tank, it only heats up water for your household on demand. Due to this, there is no chance of the water cooling down or the hot water running out; it remains the same temperature, and it will heat up as much water as you need.
The downside to tankless water heaters is if someone in your home is using the washing machine or the dishwasher, you wouldn’t be able to have a bath or a shower. If your household uses a lot of hot water and often at the same time, it may be a good idea to have two or more tankless water heaters installed. Along with them costing more to buy and install, you will also need to have maintenance checks carried out on tankless water heaters more frequently than other types.
Gas water heaters are used quite commonly throughout households and businesses due to them being reliable and straightforward. They are also a lot easier to repair since they are a lot more common, so new parts are not hard to come across. Gas water heaters cost the least to buy, and they are quite easy to install. The downside to them is that they aren’t as efficient as other types of water heaters and can also cost a bit more to run. A common problem that homeowners get with gas water heaters is having an issue with their burner or pilot light – they may struggle with lighting the pilot or keeping the pilot or burner lit.
Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters
Electricity powers an electric water heater, it heats up your home’s water supply by taking any heat that is in the air and transferring and intensifying that heat into the water that it has stored in its tank. An electric heater works the best when the climate is hot, so this is something you would need to take into consideration.
This type of water heater works by storing gallons of water within an insulated tank. It then heats up the water that is at the top of the tank and stores it there until you want to use some hot water in your home. They’re one of the cheapest types of water heaters that you can buy, and they also don’t need much maintenance. Tank water heaters can work with both gas and electric – they can heat up a large amount of water that can serve all areas of your home.
Tank water heaters used to be the most common type of water heater for people to have in their homes, but they have become less popular due to the amount of space that they take up. They’re also not very energy efficient as, even though the tank is insulated, a lot of heat can be lost.
If you are still unsure about what type of water heater is best for you, give us a call today on (210) 490-7910. We’re always happy to help with any further questions that you may have. We’re a team of professional water heater experts – any job that you need us to do; we can get it done. We look forward to hearing from you!