It used to be that there weren’t many options when it came to heating your water and your two basic choices were gas or electric storage tank type units. With the advancements in new technologies, the water heater market has changed, with more options available than ever. Ultimately your circumstances, such as your home, your budget, your water demand or lack thereof and your lifestyle will depend on which system you choose. We carry three top brands due to overall size differences of the manufactures to help meet limited space requirements.
Electric Hybrids combine the energy efficiency of tankless water heaters, with the larger capacity of storage tanks. An additional heat pump installed on top of the water heater draws in air from the external environment, and feeds it into the insulated storage tank through a compressor similar to an air conditioner but in reverse, with water being heated at a greater efficiency than a conventional unit. The 220 volt traditional elements are still in place for additional back up heating needs during high usage periods. Hybrid models generally require about 7 feet of clearance for a clean installation.
Up to 30 percent of the average home’s energy budget goes toward heating water. The rising costs of electricity and natural gas has many homeowners looking for more energy-efficient solutions for hot water, such as tankless water heaters.
Tankless or on-demand water heaters, heat water directly as it’s being used. With a tankless system, you never have to worry about running out of hot water, and you save energy by only heating water as needed. Tankless units have necessary provisions that need to be met which we go over with you during the on-site consultaion.
Traditional Tank Type-Gas-Electric-Power Vents
Traditional water heaters are still commonly installed. They still offer advantages, over other, more modern products .
*Less replacement cost
*Higher water flow rates
*Less electrical related components
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