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What Type of Water Heater Is Best for Your Home?

Is it time to select a new water heater for your home? Choosing the right system will help make sure your home has enough hot water and that it’s operating efficiently. It’s a good idea to get to know the different types of water heaters that are available to you and your family.

Types of Water Heaters:

  • Conventional Storage Water Heaters – This type of water heater is the most popular system for the home. These tanks store a hot water reservoir. When you use hot water, it leaves the tank, and cool water comes in.
  • Tankless Water Heaters – This type of water heater provides hot water on demand. Rather than using a storage tank that keeps hot water inside, the water is heated upon delivery. This reduces the energy loss that is often associated with conventional tanks.
  • Heat Pumps – Heat pumps are generally used to heat and cool the home. However, it can also be used for your plumbing. Heat pump water heaters use electricity to move heat from one place to another, rater than creating direct heat. Because of this means of operation, heat pumps are significantly more efficient than other water heating options.
  • Solar Water Heaters – This is a cost-effective way to generate hot water for your home via solar energy.

Read more about the different types of water heaters and fuel types that you can use in your home on the Department of Energy website. You can also contact Wahl Family Heating, Cooling & Plumbing with any questions you have about what type of water heater will be best for your home.