Which Water Heater Type Would Serve You Best

November 15, 2016

There are a wide variety of different water heater types available on the market, each of which is suited to a different set of needs. If you’re looking for a new water heater, it can be difficult to find the best one to meet your needs. Let’s take a look at the different water heaters available, and the benefits they can offer.


Tank Water Heaters
Tank water heaters use large storage tanks to store and heat water. Most of them stay on at all times, keeping hot water available in case it is needed. Tank water heaters are very good at providing hot water at a moment’s notice. They also happen to be difficult to overwhelm with sheer demand. However, they waste a fair amount of energy maintaining a standing supply of hot water.


Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters don’t use storage tanks, as you might have guessed. Instead, they use heat exchangers similar to boilers to heat water on the way to its destination. Tankless water heaters remain off when not in use, which makes them quite a bit more energy efficient than tank water heaters. However, they are more easily overwhelmed if placed under heavy demand. There is also a slight delay between calling for hot water and receiving it from the taps.


Solar Water Heaters
A solar water heater is an electric tank water heater that makes use of a solar panel system. The solar panel collects energy from the sun, converts it into an electrical current, and uses it to power the heating coil in the system. If you’re looking for a way to cut down on your operating costs, a solar water heater is an ideal way to do it.


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