A water heater is a device designed like a tank that is used to heat water and bring hot water into your house. A heater is important because, without the water heater, the line of hot water into your house would not exist. There are many kinds of water heaters for which I will talk below. When a water heater stops working you must hire a company like ours to check on the heater and see if there is anything to fix.
Tank Water Heater
This is your typical tank water heater that you might have at your bathroom. This type of heater is cheap and you find it in almost every store. This heater has a tank and heats water through electricity which turns into heat in a mechanism inside the heater which then heats the water collected inside. The cons of this water heater are that once the hot water inside the tank is over you must turn on the heater and wait for it to heat some more water inside the tank again to be able to have hot water inside your house.
This type of water heater is a kind of more sophisticated one and therefore a bit more expensive than a normal tank water heater. This type doesn’t come with a tank offering a really big advantage. This kind of heater only brings hot water on demand and doesn’t have to heat water each time the tank is empty of hot water. This is more convenient when it comes to energy because the tankless water heater works automatically only when you open the hot water. The cons of it are you much clean it every a couple of months to avoid corrosion.
By far this is the most cost-effective water heart than the ones I have mentioned above. A heat pump water heater doesn’t use electricity to heat the water but instead uses the heat that is in the air and on the ground to do so. This heater only uses electricity to bring the heat of the air and of the ground on the heater itself. It gives a huge advantage and it can save up to 60% of electric energy compared to the other heaters I mentioned. The cons of it are that they usually come to big in size and it doesn’t work well in cold spaces.
This is the most eco-friendly and cost-effective water heater that we know so far. You must have a big tank on the top or back of your house to have this kind of heater but it is all worth it. The solar-powered water heater uses the power of the sun to catch the energy in what is called solar panels and then transfers this energy to heat the water inside the tank. The con of it, however, is that you must use electricity during the cloudy days.