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Types of Water Heaters

Water Heaters – Which is the best fit for your home?

Different Types of Water Heaters


The water heater is one of the main appliances in your home. It is the reason we can take hot showers, use our washing machines, dishwasher and many more. Water heaters can outlive their life and you will know when it is time to replace it, you should consider the virtues of high-efficiency water heaters. You definitely want one that has an Energy Star rating . You can conserve water and save energy ( save cash)! Installation is best to leave to a professional plumber, but here are the different types of water heaters you can install in your home.

Conventional Water Heater Tank – Stores constantly heated water 


• Economical

• Can be positioned in closet, basement or garage

• Capacity ranges from 20 to 80 gallons

• Efficiency varies between models, brands and
fuel sources



Tankless – Heats cold water with a gas burner or electric element as it passes through the water heater


• Require a larger up-front investment

• Hang on wall and frees up floor space

• Excellent option for residences occupied part-time

• Reduce energy consumption by as much as 30%

• Can run out of hot water during heavy usage

• Requires ventilation



Hybrid – Heats cold water via an electrical heating element and heat pump that pulls in ambient air and extracts the available heat


• Require a larger up-front investment

• Magnesium anode rod extends life of the tank

• Heat pump delivers more hot water, up to 33
percent faster than standard electric water

• Operating cost of $18 per month, saving
more than $30 per month or $370 per year



So if you own a home or renting a home and in need of a new water heater call us your  local professional plumber so we can give you an estimate on replacing your water heater. Our experienced plumbers will guide you in the different water heaters that would best fit your needs. 



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