When you’re looking for a brand new water heater, there are several options, and it can be a bit overwhelming. Consider which options can best meet the needs for your home, because this is what truly matters in the end. Most people think that a water heater is just a water heater and there aren’t any other choices. The truth of the matter is that there are different kinds of water heaters available. Here are some of the various types of water heaters as well as their functions, so you can decide which one is the best for your home!
Common Kinds of Water Heaters
These kinds of water heaters use a tank and keep water hot and heated from within the tank. Unless the hot water has been used up very quickly, the hot water is available at the drop of a ball. The downside, though, is that the water is kept hot even when the hot water isn’t necessarily needed.
Tankless Water Systems
These kinds of water heaters heat the water directly as hot water is needed. A tankless system might be more efficient because it doesn’t keep the water hot at every single moment of the day.
Heat pump water heaters work in a very similar way as heat pump heating and cooling systems for your home. Instead of creating heat to warm up the water, the heat pump water heater transfers any existing heat to the water. This kind of water heater might work better in certain types of climates than in others.
A Solar Power Water Heater
Just as the title suggests, these types of water heaters absorb energy from the sun to heat the water. This kind of water heater is especially great in areas that get plenty of sun. The initial costs might be more than any other kind of water heater, but worth it in the long run, if you live in an area with much hotter temperatures.
Indirect Water Heater Systems
In colder climates, the indirect system might prove to be the best and most efficient energy system of all. An indirect water heater uses the present heating system in the home to heat the water. With no other energy required to heat the water, the indirect heating system is energy efficient. Problems might arise in areas that are warm enough that heating units aren’t used all that often.
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