A new water heater gives you the opportunity to ensure that everyone in your household enjoys hot water whenever they need it, even during peak demand periods. Choosing a product that meets your needs, budget and space, however, can be challenging. This guide from the pros at Trademark Home Services can help direct you towards the water heater best for you.
Conventional Water Tanks
Heating water accounts for around 18 percent of the average American home’s energy usage, according the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Because a typical household wastes around 17,000 gallons of water each year just waiting for hot water to run the tap, delivery speed is a critical factor to consider when shopping for a cost-saving traditional tank. The First Hour Rating (FHR) on the product’s labels tells you how much can be heated in an hour of heavy use.
Rather than keeping a tank of water hot 24 hours a day, tankless water heaters operate only when hot water is needed. A powerful heating element instantly supplies an endless amount of hot water on demand. Hybrid tankless water heaters combine the convenience of on-demand tankless technology with the reliability of conventional systems into a single unit. The tankless unit is encased within a compact always-hot water tank for faster hot water delivery.
Water Heated by the Sun
Flat-plate collectors installed on your roof use thermal solar energy to heat a liquid like antifreeze that is then pumped through a water heater to heat water for your home or swimming pool. While more expensive to install than other systems, most solar water heaters qualify for a federal tax credit that cuts up to 30 percent of the installation costs.
When it comes to hot water heaters, proper installation and maintenance is just as important as choosing the right product. Trademark Home Services is the best HVAC company to call when you’re looking for a quality Sugar Land plumber who is experienced in all types of water heater installation and repairs. Our experts can conduct an analysis of your hot water needs to determine the size and type best for your home.
For more information or to schedule a water heater installation, call us today at (281) 819-5852.