Gas water heaters are composed of a tank that contains a heating element or burner assembly. Water enters into the water heater tank, is heated and delivers hot water to your fixtures. However, you probably don’t give much thought to your water heater until, one morning, you go to take a shower and there’s no hot water! There are several different types of water heaters on the market today. They are:
- Gas-fired water heaters
- Propane-fired water heaters
- Electric water heaters
- Power vent water heaters
- Tankless water heaters
The most common water heaters in the U.S. are tank type water heaters. One of the advantages of a tank type water heater is that these larger vessels tend to supply water with less temperature modulations than tankless water heaters. The most common size water heaters in homes are 40 and 50 gallons, however for those homes with greater hot water needs, we offer a 75 and 100 gallon water heater.
Maintaining Your Water Heater
As water is pumped into your water heater, dirt and sediment build up and accumulate at the bottom, over time. These materials make your water heater less efficient and cost you money in the long run. Schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained professional to inspect and maintain your water heater.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are designed to heat only the water you are using. Tankless water heaters, also known as instantaneous or on-demand water heaters, heat water instantly through the unit, instead of holding it for long periods of time. Tankless water heaters tend to be much smaller in scale, so they take up less space in your home. When you turn on your shower, sink, tub or washing machine, the heater’s water flow turbine senses this and starts the heating process. A signal is sent to the control board and water is circulated through a copper heat exchange, providing you with a continuous stream of water at the desired temperature. When you turn off the water, the tankless water heater goes into standby mode until you need hot water again.