In the past, getting warm water for a bath was challenging, especially during the cold season. However, the advent of electricity and technology has simplified things. Currently, it is possible to have a constant supply of hot water in the home for all your domestic needs. You only need to invest in the right technology for the water supply. Water heaters have revolutionized the domestic water supply industry in many ways. Here are four options when choosing a water heater for your needs.
The Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters have gained much popularity in the past few years. Homeowners like them because of their large heating capacity. They have an instant water heating mechanism that boils large volumes of water within minutes. You might have to increase the electrical capacity in your home if you choose this heater type. The plumber can work together with an electrician to bring your power supply system to a level that supports a high-capacity heater. The tankless heater does not have a reservoir for hot water, which minimizes the hazards and maintenance tasks.
The Traditional Heater with a Tank
The traditional heaters that feature a water reservoir are still popular with many homeowners. The system heats the water and stores it in a tank. You can choose the heater whose tank capacity will meet your hot water needs. The tanked water heater design comes with two valves, one for controlling the water temperature and the other for controlling the pressure. The tank also requires maintenance by cleaning and removing sediments that build up at the bottom of the tank.
The Condensing Water Heater
A condensing heater is the most energy-efficient heater alternative in the market. It uses the heat in the surroundings to heat your water and keep it warm. The base of the water heater has coils that pre-heat the water beforehand. The system absorbs all the natural gas your home expels and uses it to heat the water.
The Heat Pump Water Heaters
Heat pump heaters have a hybrid heating system that does not need electricity. The dual heating system helps you save on heating costs and still get a constant hot water supply in your home. The tank only needs electricity to transfer energy to the water and keep it warm.
You should compare these heating systems with the help of an installation expert and decide on the ideal one for your needs. A competent plumber will help you install the perfect tank for your needs.