Electric Water Heater Contractors
There are many types of hot water heaters available for consumers. Conventional storage water heaters store hot water in a large tank, and must continually heat cold water entering the bottom of the tank to ensure that it remains full of available hot water. A more energy-efficient method of hot water heating occurs in a tankless water heater. In this system, water is heated on-demand, when needed, resulting in zero standby heat loss. Contact us today for a free estimate. Currently serving Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa and Ohio
Consumers also have the option of electric, geothermal, natural gas, heat pump, propane, fuel oil, and solar energy water heaters. Perhaps the most energy efficient method of hot water heating is with a tankless electric water heater. Let's examine the many benefits of this type of hot water heater.
Tankless Electric Water Heaters
In an electric tankless water heater, cold water flows through a pipe into the unit, where it is then heated by an electric element. Once the water reaches the desired temperature, it flows through the hot water line to the faucet for use. This cycle takes as little as five seconds. In a tankless electric water heater, there is no wasted water or energy. Water is only heated when a hot water tap is turned on.
Storage Electric Water Heaters
In a conventional storage electric water heater, however, the unit requires two electric elements, each with a thermostat. One electric element is positioned at the bottom of the storage tank to maintain a minimum temperature setting. The other electric element is positioned at the top of the tank to provide hot water recovery upon an increase in demand. A typical storage electric water heater holds between 20 and 80 gallons of water, heated to up to 140-degrees at all times. As you can see, of these two options, a tankless electric water heater is by far and away the more energy efficient choice.
Electric Water Heater Contractors
We'd like to connect you with the best electric water heater contractors in your area. Choosing an electric water heater company can be difficult and we are here to help. We have prescreened water heater contractors that are available in all 50 states including Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa and Ohio that are available to give you the quality service that you need.
Electric versus Gas Water Heaters
Nowadays, electric rates and natural gas rates are higher than ever. Many consumers have a difficult time choosing between electric and gas water heaters. Consumers often ask, "Which system will save me the most money over time?" It's a good question and one that is heavily debated.
One major advantage of using an electric water heater over a gas water heater is overall efficiency. Many tankless gas water heaters have a pilot light that burns continuously. This pilot light wastes energy 24/7, whether or not the unit is in the process of heating water. Although some tankless gas water heaters have a standing pilot light (which can be turned off when not in use), this is a hassle that many homeowners simple don't have time for.
Electric water heaters are hassle-free and, lacking a pilot light, waste far less energy than gas water heaters. One drawback of electric water heaters is that they tend to have a lower flow rate than gas water heaters; however, this would only be an issue for large families with elevated water heating needs. If the low flow rate proves to be an issue, technicians can install multiple tankless electric water heaters throughout the home, dedicating a single unit to each large hot-water appliance, such as clothes- and dish washers.
Tankless electric water heaters can increase a home's energy efficiency up to 40%. If you're experiencing water heater problems and are in need of water heater replacement, you can't go wrong with a tankless electric water heater!
Tankless Water Heater Installation Contractors in your area.
We'd like to connect you with the best tankless water heater installation contractors in your area. We have prescreened tankless water heater installation contractors available in all 50 states and offer free estimates for installation. All of our tankless water heater installation contractors are prescreened, licensed & insured. Our contractors are located locally in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa and Ohio that are available to give you the quality service that you need.
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