Baltimore Water Heater Installation
Types of Water Heaters
Tankless Versus Tank Heaters
Fuel Source: Electric, Gas, Propane, Oil, Solar, Geothermal
Indirect Water Heaters
Water Heater Installation Considerations
When deciding on your next water heater consider the following questions:
- How important is conserving space? If conserving space is important consider a combi-boiler, which combines the function of a water heater and boiler into one, or consider a tankless water heater which does away with a large storage tank, such as is used by traditional water heaters
- What type of fuel is most convenient to you? Among the three main choices, oil, gas, and electricity, consider local prices, local availability, and the need and cost for running gas lines, oil lines or electrical lines into your home.
- How large is your home? Large homes frequently need a lot of hot water rapidly. Oil heats up water very quickly and is therefore a logical fuel choice. Many tankless water heaters have a limited output of hot water and so are not adequate for large homes. This isn’t necessarily the case, but you must check with your plumber about water heater specifications. Small homes need less immediate hot water and are better adapted to on demand water heaters such as tankless heaters and combi-boilers. There are exceptions so check with your plumber.
- How important is energy efficiency to you? Energy efficiency means energy savings for you and a savings for the environment. There are many energy efficient units that use all types of fuel, and you should check their energy efficiency ratings. Geothermal water heaters and solar water heaters are the most environmentally friendly types of heaters.
- Other considerations
The cost of installation
The life time warranty
For more information about selecting a new water heater, call 1st Choice Plumbing Inc. at 410-967-6547
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