3 Types of Water Heaters

Water Heater Maintenance

A water heater is essential for many everyday tasks in your Ransom Canyon, Texas, home, like taking a shower and washing your dishes. If your water heater’s warranty is expired, buying a more efficient model will help you save water and energy and keep you from having to pay for an expensive breakdown. You also need to choose the right size for your home for maximum efficiency. Some of the most popular types of water heaters are storage, tankless, and heat pump water heaters.

Storage Water Heaters

Conventional storage water heaters have insulated storage tanks that can hold 30 to 80 gallons of hot water. They come on when your water temperature drops, so you won’t have to wait for hot water. These models are less expensive than most other types, but they’re not as efficient and the tanks use more space. Natural gas, electric, propane, or fuel oil water heaters are available.

Tankless or Instantaneous Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters only work when they’re needed, so they use less energy. However, they can’t provide as much water at once as a conventional water heater. This means you could need more than one if you have a big family. Tankless water heaters can last about twice as long as conventional water heaters, so they’re worth a larger investment.

Hybrid or Heat Pump Water Heaters

Hybrid or heat pump water heaters work by transferring heat to a storage tank. They’re more efficient than conventional water heaters, but they take up even more space. Most heat pump water heaters are in unconditioned areas like basements for easier, more efficient heat transfers.

Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with over 40 years of experience and more than 100 employees. We can help you choose, install, maintain, and repair the best water heater for your home, along with a variety of HVAC equipment. Call us at 806-589-1014 for excellent service.

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