So Many Choices for a Water Heater — Tips For Finding the Right One

So Many Choices for a Water Heater -- Tips For Finding the Right OneThe water heater that you install in your home will be responsible for a big chunk of your monthly energy bill. It is therefore important to not only install a unit that is capable of providing sufficient hot water for your needs, you also need to look at the energy efficiency of the unit. There is a range of water heaters available on the market, and the best one for your home will depend on your requirements.

Types of Water Heaters

  • The conventional type of water heater offers a storage tank of hot water.
  • The sun is used as a source of energy by solar water heaters.
  • With tankless water heaters, water is heated on demand.
  • Hot water is moved from one point to another by heat pump water heaters.
  • Your home’s space heating system is used with tankless coil and indirect water heaters.

Tips for Finding the Best Water Heater for Your Home

  • The fuel type, availability of fuel and the cost of the fuel will play a vital part in the cost effectiveness of your water heater.
  • Incorrectly sized water heaters will not be efficient and it is therefore important to size your unit properly.
  • Compare the energy efficiency of the various types of water heaters before making a final decision.
  • Compare the expected life cycle and the estimated maintenance cost of each system prior to installing a water heating system in your home.

Types of Fuel

  • Electricity is widely available and can be used for conventional, tankless, heat pump water heaters and can also be used in combination with space heating systems.
  • Fuel oil can be used for conventional and space heating systems.
  • Geothermal energy is used with a geothermal heat pump system.
  • Natural gas can be used for conventional, tankless and space heating systems.
  • Propane can be used for conventional, tankless and space heating systems.

For more expert advice and assistance with water heater tips and other HVAC related issues, please contact us at Powers Heating & Air. We proudly serve the Peachtree City, GA area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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