Types of Water Heaters

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water heaters maryland If your water heater is 10 to 12 years old, it is at the average life expectancy for that type of device. Now would be an ideal time to start thinking about replacing it.

Taylor can handle all your water heater needs, with expert water heater installation, maintenance, and repairs. Let’s run through the three main types of water heaters on the market.

Storage tank water heaters

A tank water heater stores and heats a large amount of water so it will always be ready when you need it. The pipe above the tank carries hot water to wherever it’s needed, such as the dishwasher, shower, or washing machine.

If you’re looking to save money, replacing your old tank water heater with a new one is a great option. Tank water heaters are affordably priced and easy to install, making them a popular choice among homeowners. Today’s tank water heaters also offer better energy efficiency than older models.

Tankless water heaters

A tank water heater stores all the hot water your home has available at a given time. Your tank water heater regularly heats and reheats the water throughout the day and night so that you have hot water whenever you need or want it.

A tankless water heater heats up only when you need it, which provides hot water on demand without the worry of how much is in the tank.

A tankless water heater has the potential to save you up to 40% annually on your water heating energy costs! As water heating is typically 20% of most peoples’ total energy bill, homeowners could see some serious savings by switching over.

Traditional tank water heaters typically only last 10 years, but with a tankless model, you can expect your heater to last 20 years or more.

Indirect water heaters

These types of systems use your home’s heating system to heat your water.

Indirect water heating systems are very energy efficient and can save you money on your water heating bill, especially during heating season. However, they need to be connected with your home’s heating system, which makes installation more involved and much more expensive than a conventional or tankless water heater.

How to tell if you need a new water heater

Water heater replacement is best done before your old one fails, so that you can take your time in choosing the right new water heater for your home.

Checking your water heater regularly can help prevent future failures, as there are often signs leading up to it. If you see any of the following, give Taylor Energy a call so we can send someone over for a repair service:

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