How to Select a New Water Heater

You have a lot to consider when choosing a new water heater for your home. You should select a water heating system that will not only provide enough hot water but that will also so in an energy-efficient way. this will save you money. You should consider the different types of water heaters available and determine the right size and fuel source for your home.
From the US Dept. of Energy

Types of Water Heaters
Keep in mind the different types of water heaters available before you purchase one:

Conventional storage water heaters
Offer a ready reservoir (storage tank) of hot water

Demand (tankless or instantaneous) water heaters
Heats water directly without the use of a storage tank

Heat pump water heaters
Moves heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly for providing hot water

Solar water heaters
Uses the sun’s heat to provide hot water

Tankless coil and indirect water heaters
Uses a home’s space heating system to heat water

Selection Criteria
When choosing the best type and model of water heater for your home, you also need to consider the following:

Fuel type, availability and cost
The fuel type or energy source you use for water heating will not only affect the water heater’s annual operation costs but also its size and energy efficiency.

To provide your household with enough hot water and to maximize efficiency, you need a properly sized water heater.

Energy efficiency
To maximize your energy and cost savings, you want to know how energy efficient a water heater is before you purchase it.

Before you purchase a water heater, it’s also a good idea to estimate its annual operating costs and compare those costs with other less or more energy-efficient models.

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