Best Water Heater

Best Water Heater

Sometimes it becomes necessary to replace your old water heater with a new one. When choosing the best water heater, there are many variables to consider.best water heater 22 Sunny HIlls Dr., Ste 101, Athens, GA 30601 706-543-9850

The first step is to determine the amount of hot water your family needs. Once the proper size has been determined, then you are presented with several different ways of fulfilling this need.

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Tankless Water Heater

There are several different options available when it comes to selecting your hot water heater. These include the conventional storage water heater, solar water heating, tankless water heater, heat pump, and gas condensing water heaters.

Best Tankless Water Heater

The conventional water heater essentially consists of an insulated tank that holds anywhere from 20 to 80 gallons of hot water ready for use when the demand calls for it. In this system hot water is released from the top of the tank as cold water enters the bottom. Two additional characteristics regardless of the way the water is heated, is that there is a pressure/temperature relief valve located on top of the tank and a drain valve located near the bottom.

The actual heating of the water in a conventional heater can be accomplished through the use of propane, natural gas, fuel oil, and electricity. When propane and natural gas is the fuel used, a gas burner located at the bottom of the tank heats the water. With electric water heaters, the tank contains either one or two heating elements. For both gas and electric heaters, when the temperature of the water drops to a certain level, the thermostat activates the heating mechanism either through the opening of a valve in the case of gas fuel or through energizing the elements for electric heaters.AO Smith Hot Water Heater 22 Sunny Hills Dr,, Ste 101, Athens, GA  30601 706-543-9850

 

Regardless of the type of fuel being used, a certain of amount of wasted energy exists. This is called standby heat loss and occurs because the design of this conventional system requires the water to stay heated at the prescribed level even when there is no demand for hot water.   The installation of a timer and the installation of a “jacket” can help mitigate this heat loss.

Best Electric Water Heater

A professional plumber can assist you in both determining your hot water requirements and the best water heater alternative for meeting your needs. Call Armour Plumbing & Well Service at 706-543-9850 for answers to any of your questions about water heaters in Athens, GA.