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Water Heater Upgrades

July 20, 2020 - Local Plumber

Upgrade Your Water Heater for More Hot Water!

Did you know there are upgrades when it comes to your water heater for your home?

Electric Hybrid Water Heaters

There are options when it comes to your home's water heater and you can upgrade to different types of water heaters. Such as the Electric Hybrid water heater that uses a heat pump to exchange the ambient air temperature of the surrounding water heater room to heat the water. These water heaters provide two types of heating capabilities and when usage is in high demand the water heater automatically combines both types of heating capabilities. They are a traditional electric water heater combined with a heat pump to provide the most efficient water heating and the lowest energy consumption. 


Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are a great option for someone looking for efficiency, never-ending hot water, and the length of life of the water heater. Many plumbers do not recommend electric tankless water heaters as the electrical consumption is much greater for smaller periods of time and the efficiency of the electric tankless water heater then is measured by the reduction of time spent heating the water. The perception of savings is quickly diminished by the length of time it takes for the hot water to travel to the tap.


Gas Tankless Water Heaters


Gas tankless water heaters are more efficient by design, because gas tankless water heaters last longer and are serviceable. The propane gas and the natural gas model have hot water circulation capabilities that the electric models can not provide. Many of the gas tankless models offer features that make the unit's user friendly while giving the homeowner more control of when the hot water circulation mode starts and stops. The gas tankless water heaters are designed to provide endless hot water at the highest energy star ratings making them upwards of 98% efficient. Many of these units warranted upwards of 20 years and require minimal service or maintenance. Our favorite gas tankless water heater manufacture is Rinnai. Tankless water heaters make a great addition to your home while providing never-ending hot water for all your family’s needs.

Local Plumbing Companies offer water heater consultation and price estimates in person at your home or with video chat. Show local plumbers from your smart phone to get the best price. To learn more about how you can exceed the demands of your family's water heating needs contact a plumber today.