For quite a while, the only real option for residential water heaters was the tank variety. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with that method of water heating, new technologies have created more options for homeowners who want them. If you’re in the market for a new water heater system, let’s take a look at some of the options you have available to you.
Tank Water Heaters
A tank water heater is the traditional style of water heater system, and remains quite popular among homeowners. It consists of a large storage tank, which holds a substantial supply of hot water at all times. Tank water heaters are ideal for large households, as they can handle quite a bit of demand at once without being exhausted easily. Once the standing supply is completely used up, though, the water heater will need time to make more.
Tankless Water Heaters
A tankless water heater doesn’t use a storage tank, but instead heats water only when it is needed. This makes it quite a bit more energy efficient than other types of water heaters. Since it doesn’t store hot water at all times, though, a tankless water heater does have a bit of a delay between when the hot water tap is opened and when hot water arrives. Tankless water heaters are also overwhelmed by high demand more easily.
Hybrid Water Heaters
A hybrid water heater is a tank water heater that uses an evaporator coil to absorb thermal energy from the air around it. It then uses this thermal energy to help heat the water in the tank. A hybrid water heater combines the energy efficiency of a tankless water heater with the stability of a tank water heater.
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