Homeowners all over the United States have to make that fateful purchase at least once in their lives: a new water heater. When you are that specific homeowner, you have a big decision on your hands. Do you want a conventional water heater, a tankless one, or a solar one? Let’s discuss the differences between the three types of water heaters in this week’s blog.
Conventional Water Heater
Every single day, homeowners invest in the tried and true water heater. The conventional model involves a tank that houses the water, keeps the water warm at a consistent temperature, and funnels said water into a faucet when needed. This system has worked for decades, but it does require consistent upkeep and occasional complete flushing of the tank. It also requires a power source – fuel or electricity – to keep the water constantly warm.
Tankless Water Heater
A tankless water heater is one of the more accessible energy efficient water heaters on the market. It only heats water when needed. This can mean the user has to wait for the water to heat up before use. This water heater is extremely cost-saving, as it doesn’t need constant fuel, but it is burdensome in that you have to wait for hot water. Often, for that fact, this is called an on-demand water heater.
Solar Water Heater
This option, in which a water heater’s water is warmed by solar power, is extremely energy efficient but is not quite as accessible as the tankless. In fact, this system is much more difficult to get your hands on and can cost more than the average tankless and conventional systems. However, if you’re willing to pay the upfront costs, you’re likely to save a lot on your utility bills.
Whatever Water Heater Option You Choose…
Whatever water heater option you decide to go with, ensure it is the Mr. Plumber team doing the installation. We provide quality products and stellar service, and we have an unmatched expertise that many others in San Antonio do not.
Mr. Plumber is here for your water heater. Be it a replacement purchase or an upgrade to an energy efficient option, make us your plumbing team! (210) 343-2173.