Is your hot water heater on the fritz? Is it just not producing the way you want it too or maybe not the way you need it to be? Well there are many reasons why your hot water heater in your home just doesn’t seem to keep up with your needs and expectations whether it be because of a addition to the number of people in your household using hot water, or maybe you added a hot water appliance to your home such as a dish washing machine or a new shower or shower head that allows for more hot water. Maybe its just that your hot water heater is just old and full of sludge and isn’t heating the water the way it is supposed too anymore.
If your hot water heating system has any leaks of water anywhere, high energy bills or unsatisfactory production is a tell tale sign that you need to start thinking about replacing your hot water heating system. Below are some of the options you have when replacing your hot water heating system:
The Standard Hot Water Heater
Standard hot water heater is usually the exact thing that you have if your home currently and is the cheapest way to get your hot water heating system back to the way you are used to. Standard hot water heaters are not the most cost efficient way to heat the water in your home but gets the job done. This option includes typical 30-40-75-100 gallon heaters. The higher the gallons needed the more expensive these get.
High Recovery Hot Water Heating
These types of hot water heating systems are nice when you need hot water fast and on demand. This hot water heating system has a neat feature built into it which is a exhaust fan motor built on the top the the system which allows the hot air the gas produces at the bottom of the equipment to cycle thru the heat exchanger faster allowing the water to heat up faster. This option is more expensive to install as there are special needs to be addressed when installing a high recovery hot water heating system like installing a electrical circuit to supply power to the “new” exhaust fan motor and the PVC discharge line going outside for proper venting. This option includes typical 30-40-75-100 gallon heaters. The higher the gallons needed the more expensive these get.
Tankless Hot Water Heater
This option has become the most popular option for customers wanting hot water on demand while saving alot of space by removing the old huge hot water tank and replacing it with a 2′ X 2′ wall mounted high recovery tankless hot water heater. This option is not the cheapest way to go but is relatively inexpensive depending on what type of water heater you need. Electric or Gas? Tankless water heaters come in a variety of GPM (gallons per minute) for all sizes of households. The more GPM typically means the more expensive the equipment.