Water Heater Installation Salt Lake City
There are several different types of water heaters one can choose from. These include: Conventional, Tankless and High Efficiency systems. Which type is best for you and your family?
Home and Budget
It may not sound like a lot but heating water for your home accounts for 15 percent of your home’s energy usage. A high efficiency water heater can use 10 to 50 percent less energy than a conventional water heater. There are a couple of factors that go into actual monetary savings for a water heater including the size and location of the water heater as well as the placement of the water pipes.
Water Heating Needs
When choosing a water heater you must first know your fuel source. Most water heaters are designed to work with electric or gas. It is also important to know what kind of water heater installation you want for your home conventional, tankless, or high efficiency.
Energy Usage Expectations
Energy usage depends on the type of water heater you purchase. A conventional water heater stores water in a tank and is available in several gallon capacities ranging from 20-80 gallons. It requires gas or electric to maintain a set temperature. A conventional water heater is not as fuel efficient as other types of water heaters because it heats the entire tank, not just water that’s needed.
Tankless water heaters are considered more energy efficient because it only heats water as needed. A tankless water heater can provide up to 40 percent on energy savings and often requires less space than a conventional water heater.
A high efficiency water heater is exactly as it sounds highly efficient. This system can reduce water heating costs by almost 60 percent
Water Heater Efficiency
It’s important when choosing a water heater to pay attention to the energy efficiency rating of the model. This is especially important if you choose a model with a large tank. The larger the tank, the higher your energy bills are likely to be. Selecting a model with high energy efficiency ratings can help you save a significant amount of money over the life of the unit.
Water heater size
Selecting the size of a water heater is a big decision. Rather than simply purchasing the largest water heater available, you will want to first calculate approximately how much hot water you and your family will likely use at peak times in your home. Once that has been calculated select a water heater that is slightly larger than your usage needs.
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