Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Home
When you are ready to replace your Naperville home’s hot water heater or when you are building a new home from the ground up and need to purchase a water heater, you may wonder what types of hot water heaters are available for you to buy.
More than that, you may need to find out which model will be best for your needs and for your home. By learning more about the options available, you can more easily make a great decision about which model to purchase.
Tank-Style Water Heaters
A tank-style water heater is a more traditional style that is designed to hold water in a tank and to keep it heated at a pre-determined temperature for you to draw from as needed.
The temperature setting can be adjusted based on your needs, and the energy source is typically gas or electricity.
These are typically the most affordable types of units to install, so they are preferred by those with a limited budget up-front.
However, they can be most expensive to use, so many will opt for a different model if they can afford the purchase price.
Tankless Water Heaters
A tankless water heater may also use gas or electric energy, but it works differently than a tank-style water heater. With this type of water heater, the water is only heated on an as-needed basis as it passes through the unit.
This means that energy is not used to maintain water at a desired temperature even when it is not needed. These are more energy efficient and affordable to use than the tank models.
Solar Water Heaters
A final option that is increasing in popularity is a solar water heater. These use solar energy to heat water to a desired temperature, and they are considered to be one of the most energy efficient models available.
They generally will need access to direct sunlight or will need a panel mounted to the exterior of the home that can receive direct sunlight.
Finding the right hot water heater to use in your Naperville home can seem confusing. In addition to finding the type of hot water heater you want, you also need to pay attention to the capacity of the hot water heater and its abilities to meet the demands in your home.
When you pay attention to these factors, you can most easily find the model that is best-suited for your needs.
Not sure what water heater works for your Naperville, IL home? Call Jim Wagner Plumbing at (630) 577-9341, and get the best advice from the professionals.