What Type Of Water Heater Is Most Energy Efficient?
One of the primary considerations in water heater efficiency is making sure you choose the right tank and type.
Tankless Water Heaters
For households with few people or low hot water demands, tankless water heaters may be the best choice. These heaters offer hot water only when you need it, thereby requiring less water than traditional water heaters. Tankless heaters tend to need more energy while in use than the tank variety. So, if you are consistently drawing on your tankless system, a more traditional water heater with a tank will likely be more energy efficient.
Water Heaters With a Tank
For households with more occupants, especially if multiple people queue up for showers, a traditional water heater with a tank is going to best serve your needs. With advancements in design including, interior tank improvements and insulation, the newest line of water heaters are likely far more efficient than the one in your home today. Most houses tend to require a heater with a tank. A lot of energy is wasted on tanks too large for the needs of a household.
Water heaters that use a tank keep the water at the desired temperature at all times. This translates to added energy demands over the tankless variety. If you are not using that water regularly, your water heater consumes more energy than needed. Based on your hot water needs, the best way to reduce energy usage is to reduce the size of the water tank you currently have in your home and replace it with a newer and more efficient one.
Save Money and Energy
We here at Quinte Air Supply want to help you find the water heater right for your Belleville home and budget. We believe that service does not start and end at installation, so we offer more than that as a service to our customers. We can also help to improve your air quality, maintain your HVAC system to help extend its lifespan and can add or repair a gas fireplace in your home, or run or repair ductwork. For our commercial clients, we also have specialists who can install and service commercial refrigeration. So, if you need a new water heater or any of the many services we can provide you at competitive rates, contact us today!