Water Heater Replacements
Let’s face it, water heaters are an essential component to our everyday comfort. If you need to replace your water heater, the amount of options available can be a bit daunting. But have no fear, Air & Energy experts are happy to help you determine which type is right for your home and your family’s needs, including cost, space limitations, capacity and energy efficiency.
Types Of Water Heaters
Tanked Electric Water Heaters
Conventional water heaters include storage tanks, and they’re the most common type of water heater on the market. The insulated tank heats and stores water until you need it, and it includes a temperature and pressure relief valve. You can use gas or electricity to power conventional water heaters. Natural gas water heaters consume less energy and cost less to operate, but electric water heaters are easier to install and come with a lower price tag. They both last between 10 and 15 years.
Gas Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are typically considered to be more energy efficient because they heat water only as it is needed. When the tap is turned on, the heater immediately begins to generate and supply hot water. Tankless water heaters usually require far less space and can be installed on a wall. However, they may require larger gas lines, special venting and/or additional electric circuits that will add to the upfront installation costs. However, a tankless water heater has a life expectancy of 15-20 years and may reduce water heating bills by as much as 30 percent.