Ask a Raleigh Plumber: Which Water Heater Is Right for Me?

October 28, 2013

If you venture into the market to purchase a water heater, you?ll soon find yourself facing a veritable avalanche of possibilities: models, types, brands. Making the right decision may seem impossible.

But getting the right water heater to supply your home with a steady flow of hot water for showering, dishwashing, clothes cleaning, and other household tasks doesn?t need to give you a migraine. If you consult an expert plumber in Raleigh, NC, you will end up with the best possible heater with minimum stress.

It isn?t possible for us to give a general answer to the question ?Which water heater is right for me?? on a blog post: we don?t know your unique requirements. We can give you information about the different types of water heaters on the market to help you narrow your choices. Contact JD Service Now when you?re ready to narrow them further and have the right type, brand, and size installed.

Traditional electric/gas water heaters

The traditional water heater uses a water tank and either gas jets or electrical heating elements to raise the water?s temperature. These models are dependable with long lifespans, although they can run out of hot water if you use a high volume, and they require time to heat up more water.

Tankless water heaters

A tankless system uses powerful heat exchangers to heat up water as you need it, instead of storing a continuously heated water supply in a tank. Tankless systems won?t run out of hot water, but they can be overwelmed with your hot water demand if not properly sized. You might need a few dedicated on demand water heaters installed for certain, high volume appliances like your washer.

GeoSpring heat pump water heater

This exciting development in water heating uses the operation of a heat pump?bringing heat from outdoors and moving it indoors?to provide the heat to a water tank. They use far less electricity than standard electric heaters. However, like any heat pump, they may encounter difficulties during extremely cold temperatures.

JD Service Now can handle many different kinds of water heater installations, and we?ll identify the heater that will work best for your needs. We will take into account your energy usage, fuel supply, and how much hot water you require daily to steer you to the best type and size of water heater. With a JD Service Now in Raleigh, NC on your side, you can rest easy about getting the ideal water heater in your home.