Your water heater is one of the most crucial parts of your home plumbing system. Water heaters are responsible for heating all of the hot water that runs through the faucets in your home. Without a functional water heater, you wouldn’t be able to take a hot shower, run your dishwasher, or wash your clothes or dishes in hot water. The importance of the water heater in your home means that choosing a water heater is an important decision that is not always easy to make. When it comes to choosing a water heater, there is no right or wrong answer. There are many different types of water heaters—three of the most common types of water heaters are storage-tank water heaters, tankless water heaters, and solar water heaters. If you are planning to replace your water heater in the near future, keep reading to learn more about these three different types of water heaters to help you determine which type of water heater is the best fit for your Temecula home.
Storage-Tank Water Heaters
Storage-tank water heaters—which are also known simply as storage water heaters—are water heaters that utilize an electric heating element or a gas burner to heat water in the tank of the water heater and use a thermostat to keep the water in the tank at a certain temperature at all times.
A major advantage to storage water heaters is that they are the most common type and are readily available from most water heater providers. They are also very versatile and can be designed to be used with either electricity or gas. Plus, storage-tank water heaters are the most affordable type of water heater—although they can cost you more money over time because they use a lot of energy and can be expensive to maintain.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are small, energy-efficient water heaters that can be installed virtually anywhere in your home. They use either an electric heating element or a gas burner that heats water as it moves through a pipe inside the water heater. This means that no water is stored in the water heater until you need to use hot water somewhere in your home.
In addition to saving space, tankless water heaters can save you a lot of money in energy costs over time because they are so energy-efficient—although their upfront cost is generally higher than that of storage-tank water heaters.
Solar Water Heaters
Storage-tank and tankless water heaters are generally considered to be the two main types of water heaters. However, solar-powered water heaters that are positioned on top of your roof and are powered by sunlight.
There are many different types of solar-powered water heaters, but all of these use sunlight to heat the water that flows through your home plumbing system. They are all extremely energy-efficient—much more so even than efficient tankless water heaters—and can save you a lot of money in energy costs over time.
Plus, solar water heaters are very environmentally-friendly, and using one to heat the water that flows through your home helps you do your part to reduce your carbon footprint.
If you are ready to replace your water heater and are located in or around Riverside County, give Accurate Leak Locators and Plumbing a call. Accurate Leak Locators and Plumbing is a family-owned, professional plumbing company that is comprised of a team of plumbing and leak location experts with more than 30 years of experience in the plumbing industry.
Accurate Leak Locators and Plumbing offer affordable water heater installation services. This professional plumbing company is a direct vendor of Bradford White Water Heaters, which not only means that they are well-versed in the art of replacing water heaters but also that they have a consistent supply of water heaters of all different types and sizes available.
This means that, when you’ve decided on the type you want in your home and are ready to have it installed, Accurate Leak Locators and Plumbing can help you out right away without the frustrating delay that comes with shipping the right type of water heater to plumbing companies that don’t have as wide a variety of water heaters on hand at all times.