At about 11%, your tank water heaters is usually a home’s the second largest energy consuming appliance. An old one, operating at lower efficiency, costs even more to run. Does yours need service or replacement? Here’s what you need to know about tank water heaters.
How tank water heater work
Tank water heaters store between 20 to 120 gallons of water kept heated most often by natural gas or electric. Which is right for you
Gas water heaters use burners under the tank to heat stored water, with an exhaust vent removing toxic gases. Gas water heaters are cheaper to operate than electric and tend to recover faster than electric units.
Electric water heaters use heated coils to warm stored water. It tends to take longer to heat water, but electric units usually have higher storage capacity and are an easier choice for homes that don’t have existing natural gas service.
Tank water heater replacement
On average, a tank water heaters will last about 12 years. If yours is older, replacement may be a more cost-effective option. Keep in mind, lower-priced water heaters are often the least efficient, making them more expensive to operate and maintain over time.
Choosing the right water heater
Getting a water heater that is too big is just as bad as getting one that is too small. That’s why MoreVent techs take time to survey your water use before making a recommendation. In the event a tank water heaters isn’t a fit for your hot water needs, we’ll provide you alternatives such a tankless water heater or heat pump water heater.
Tank water heater installation
No matter which type you choose, installation day is the most important day in the life of your water heater. That’s why experienced MoreVent water heater installers take the necessary steps to prevent unnecessary future system malfunctions, ensuring your water heater operates safely and efficiently.