There are several different factors to consider when selecting a new water heater. From the different types of systems available to the fuel types and costs, it’s important to be informed when choosing which water heater is the best fit for your home.
Types of Water Heaters
At Service Plus, we don’t just install new water heaters, we help you decide which type of unit is the best fit for your home. Below are some of the common, and not so common, types of water heaters to choose from.
Conventional Storage Water Heaters
This type of water heater is the standard one you are likely already familiar with. It works by offering a storage tank of hot water ready for everyday use when you need it. Some problems that come with the conventional storage water heater is it may not always be an adequate amount of hot water if your demand increases, like when you have guests over.
Demand or Tankless Water Heaters
A tankless hot water heater heats the water directly without the use of a storage tank. These units are usually wall-mounted, take up less space in your home, and are more energy-efficient. Tankless water heaters are a great option if you are concerned about running out of hot water due to high demand.
Heat Pump Water Heaters
Heat pump water heaters move heat from one place to another instead of generating it directly to heat your water. These types of water heaters are very efficient and result in high energy cost savings.
Tankless Coil and Indirect Water Heaters
Indirect water heaters use your home’s existing space heating system to heat your water. Like the conventional storage water heaters, they require a storage tank to hold hot water and can take up more space.
Other Factors to Consider
The type of fuel you have available at your home will affect the type of water heater you choose. Fuel sources can include electric, gas-fired, and even solar. You’ll also need to consider the size of water heater you and your family will need. The hot water demands of your family are determined by how many people live at your home, the layout of your house, and how much hot water is used on a daily basis. Lastly, you’ll want to consider energy efficiency and costs as different types of water heaters will vary in energy efficiency and cost.
Indy’s Family-Owned & Locally Operated Water Heater Experts
Still unsure of what water heater is right for your family? Let the experts at Service Plus help you decide. Give us a call at (317) 434-2627 or contact us online to discuss what water heater option is the best fit for your Indianapolis area home.