Different Types of Water Heaters

Every home has a water heater, whether it is a traditional storage tank heater or a tankless water heater. In order to find the best water heater for your needs, it’s important to find one that is large enough to accommodate your household as well as saves you money in the long run. This means paying attention to the size of the water heater as well as the amount of energy it uses up to get the job done right.

There are many different types of water heaters on the market. Here’s a look at the different types of water heaters available today, and how to find the right one for your needs.

Traditional storage-tank water heaters: You’re probably familiar with storage-tank water heaters, large, steel cylinder tanks that are usually located in the garage. With a traditional water heater available through Payless Water Heaters, water is heated and stored in the tank, which means you always have a storage of hot water on hand.

Storage-tank water heaters are available in gas and electronic models. A gas model is more expensive than an electric water heater; however, it will save you more money in the long run compared to an electric storage-tank heater. These models are also available in a variety of sizes — ranging from 40 gallons to 100 gallons and up — to accommodate your household needs.

Tankless water heaters: Also called demand-type water heaters, a tankless water heater is a small device that heats water as needed using an electric coil, or natural gas. Since the units are small, they can be mounted anywhere on a wall, including indoors or outdoors.

Demand-type water heaters available through Payless Water Heaters are considered more economical than storage-tank water heaters because they don’t have to waste energy on continually reheating water. They are popular because they save money in gas, and come with longer warranties than traditional tanks. The small size makes them easier to relocate or fit into cramped spaces.

However, it’s possible for parts to fail. A tankless water heater is very expensive to not only purchase, but also install. It might not be the best option for larger homes.

Hybrid electric water heaters: A hybrid electric water heater comes with a traditional electric storage tank as well as a heat pump. The heat pump is responsible for heating the water using surrounding air. These models cost more than tankless water heaters, and need more space. They are also considered noisier than traditional models.