If you’re having problems with the availability of hot water at your home or business, it may be time to upgrade your water heater with the help of an Arlington area plumbing service. Knowing about the available water heating options ahead of time can make choosing the right water heater easier. Here’s a breakdown of your different water heater upgrade options.
Storage Water Heaters
Storage water heaters work by holding large amounts of hot water in anticipation of use. This means that when hot water runs out, which can occur quickly if you use a lot at once, you’ll have to wait a while before you have access to hot water again. Storage water heaters come in gas and electric models, and gas models are known for being more energy efficient and less expensive to operate.
Tankless Water Heaters
If you’re concerned about running out of hot water, a tankless water heater may be your best option. Instead of heating large batches of water at once, tankless water heaters only heat water as it is needed. This allows you to continuously use hot water as long as the flow rate is within the tankless heater’s capacity. Tankless systems also don’t incur standby energy loss, which occurs when the temperature of stored water must be maintained by your water heater.
Hybrid Water Heaters
A third option is available that provides homeowners with the energy efficiency of a tankless system and the security of a storage water heater. These heaters, called hybrid water heaters, are tankless systems which are attached to storage reservoirs. This option is perfect for households where hot water demands are sometimes too high for a tankless system. Hybrid water heaters contain a small storage reservoir that acts as a backup water heater in the event that more hot water is needed.
To learn more about choosing the right water heater for your home or business, contact All Plumbing, Inc. We’re Arlington’s premier plumbing service, specializing in drain cleaning, water heater installation, and more! Call (571) 451-2971 to learn more.