Common Types of Water Heaters

Are you in the market for a new water heater? If your water heater is nearing the end of its life, or if it has already quit working, you’ll need to make sure you get a new one right away. Most people have a standard water heater in their home, but that doesn’t mean it’s what you have to stick to. You can switch to a more efficient water heater if you would like. Here are some of the most common types of water heaters you can choose from.

Standard Tank Water Heaters

The average water heater is a standard tank heater. It has a large tank of water that it keeps heated and ready to use. These can be either gas or electric water heaters, which is one reason they are so common. However, these water heaters have some disadvantages. Namely, you’ll spend extra money heating water long before it ever needs to be used. 

Heat Pump Water Heaters

A heat pump water heater also has a storage tank, but the water is heated in a different way. Instead of heating the water with gas or electricity, this water heater heats the water using a heat pump that effectively pulls heat from the air surrounding the water heater. This is a much more energy efficient water heater, with the traditional tank that most people are comfortable with. You’ll still need electricity hooked up to run the heat pump.

Tankless Water Heaters

One of the most efficient ways you can go with is the tankless water heater. A tankless water heater, also called an on demand water heater, heats the water only as it is called for. Because of this, water may not get quite as hot, or it might take a few minutes to warm up. But with a tankless water heater, you will never run out of hot water, and you’ll save on energy costs because you’re not heating water unless you need it.

If you are ready for a new water heater, contact us today to learn more about the water heaters we have in stock or on order.