The Different Types of Water Heaters in Raleigh

January 14, 2014

No matter where you live, water heaters are a fact of life: so much a part of our households that most people forget they even exist. In light of that, it?s easy to forget that there is more than one type of water heater, using more than one type of technology to deliver hot water to your home. When selecting a water heater for your home, it?s important to consider all of those options. Here?s a brief list of the different types of water heater:

  • Gas. Gas water heaters are the most common form of water heater. They use a series of burners lit by a pilot light to warm the water in the tank, which then passes onto your pipes and into your faucets and showers.
  • Electric. Electric heaters use electricity to provide heat for the water tank. They closely resemble gas heaters, save that the burners are usually replaced by electric coils.
  • Tankless. Tankless water heaters don?t use a tank at all. Instead, the heat the water instantly as it passes through the pipes on the way to your faucet. That saves you a lot of energy since you don?t have to keep the water hot until it?s ready to be used. Tankless water heaters run into trouble with particularly large volume of water, but you can install more than one if you have a large household.
  • Heat Pump Water Heaters. As the name suggests, this type of water heater uses the heating power of a heat pump to heat your water, with electric heating elements only used as a backup. This helps you save a lot on your energy bill compared to using just an electric water heater.

The different types of water heaters have different costs involved. Some are more expensive than others to put in, but may save you on monthly heating bills to compensate. In Raleigh, water heaters can be installed and repaired by the experts at JD Service Now. We?re dedicated to finding the right water heater for your circumstances, so pick up the phone and give us a call today!