For any home or business, investing in the right water heater is very important. The wrong choice costs you a lot of time and money; the right choice saves you time, money and stress. However, knowing where to start is a challenge. Fortunately, we’re here to help you pick a brand new water heater Denver! In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the difference a top quality, high efficiency water heater can make for your home or business.
Water heater Denver: Making The Right Choice
The challenge with water heaters is the variety on the market. While in the past we only had different brands to choose from, today there are actually a number of styles, too. We’ll go into more depth later, but for now, all you need to know is that there are three main kinds: storage tank water heaters, tankless water heaters, and hybrids. Picking a style that fits your budget, special requirements and living requirements is very important. If you are unsure of which one would best suit your household, our team is here to help.
Here are just some of the considerations you might wish to take into account when looking at water heater options:
- The volume of hot water needed each day. Do you need lots of hot water on-demand for recurring showers in the morning?
- How many hot water appliances will be in use at once? Dishwashers? Sinks? Taps? Showers and baths?
- Are you looking to improve efficiency, up your water volume or cut costs? This will play a major role in determining what model works best for you.
- Can you afford a large up-front cost for reduced long-term energy bills? Or are you looking for something more affordable today, knowing it will cost you a premium tomorrow and in the future?
With these points in mind, let’s take a look at the different kinds of water heaters available on the market today.
Water heater Denver: Storage Tank Water Heaters
The ‘standard’ form of water heater, the storage tank water heater have been in use for more than a century. As the name suggests, a storage tank water heater delivers water via a large insulated tank. This heats up and then stores the water until it is needed, emerging from the pipe to the faucet (or wherever else you might need it). A storage tank water heater also comes with a pressure release valve, a temperature controller and an auto-release if pressure exceeds the levels needed. Otherwise, it might explode. That wouldn’t be good.
The obvious benefit of storage tank water heaters is that you have a large volume of water available at any one time. When it comes to these water heaters, gas models tend to be more affordable to run than the electric kind. For that reason, many people decide to go for the gas models that cost more to install, but less to run. Overall, though, both gas and electrical storage tank water heaters are simple and effective, especially if you have a large family and need plenty of hot water. These tried and tested water heaters are also best if you need repair and maintenance, since they’re the easiest for us to work with.
Water heater Denver: Tankless Water Heaters
A tankless water heater is the second most common kind. As technology continues to advance, so does the means of which we store and utilize warm water at home. instead of storing that hot water, though, as the tanked systems allow, tankless systems use rapid-heating coils instead. These heat the water as it travels to the faucet or shower head. This is the most efficient way to heat small amounts of water, which make tankless heaters a perfect option for anybody living alone. While they are far more energy efficient and space-friendly than a regular tank heater, they do struggle due to the limited flow of hot water. Tankless water heaters are also not so easy to repair, especially the electrical kind.
They are best for people who don’t need much hot water. For someone who runs the bath, shower and dishwasher all at once, a tankless water heater will not meet your requirements.
Water heater Denver: Hybrid Water Heaters
Lastly, the hybrid water heater style has become popular in recent years. Hybrid water heaters are an efficient way of producing hot water. They heat water in the same way that AC units and heat pumps heat and cool air! They are expensive to install, but can save an incredible three fifths of your heating bill.. The main issue is that hybrid models need to sit in a location that can maintain heat from 40-90 degrees. Creating these environments in some households is impossible, meaning that you may not be able to have one. Again, hybrid water heaters are also trickier to repair than old fashioned tank heaters. They also need a large clearance from floor to ceiling – as much as 7ft. So like a furnace or boiler, they’re best placed in the basement. If you’re not sure whether you’ll be able to have one or not, get in touch with us and ask!
Water heater Denver: What’s Right for You?
As ever, the choice is yours to make. If you have a large family, or you run baths for yourself every night, you would benefit from a tank. If you hardly ever use hot water, tankless heaters might be your best option. Or, if you can have one installed, hybrid water heaters are a great option for anybody looking to save on their energy bills. At Torrey’s Peak Mechanical, we’ll help you to make the right choice: all you have to do is call. Our friendly staff are ready and waiting to talk to you, either on the phone, through email, or through our contact form here on our website. So get in touch today!