When it’s time for a water heater replacement, you have a lot to ponder. Luckily, Eveready Service Experts is willing to help. Before you invest in a new water heater, you should decide which system best matches your family’s needs. Fortunately, the team of experts at Eveready Service Experts will be able to speak with you about the options you’ll need to contemplate, including which type of fuel is ideal for your water heating needs, how big your water heater tank needs to be, how energy efficient the system is and which models are within your budget.
Types of Water Heaters
- Traditional tank water heaters maintain large amounts of water which is heated and ready to use.
- Tankless water heaters heat water directly, when you need it.
- Solar water heaters typically have a storage tank that holds water heated by the sun.
Water Heater Size
The size of your water heater depends on your hot water usage and on the type of water heater you choose. Eveready Service Experts can help determine that by helping you understand your hot water usage, the flow rate of various devices in your living space and how many of them you’ll need to use at the same time.
For tankless water heaters, the process will be comparable in that a local specialist from Eveready Service Experts can assess your needs, factoring in your expected temperature increase based on the temperature of your water when it enters your house. After we’ve completed the math for you, we’ll recommend a few selections as tankless water heaters are typically rated on a variety of inlet temperatures.
Sizing a traditional tank water heater can be a little easier than a tankless water heater because our experts only need to determine how much water needs to be maintained to meet your water needs at peak usage. It can all be a bit overwhelming but we’re here to help you.
Depending on your location and other components, you have a variety of selections for powering your new water heater. It can also vary on where you live, but Eveready Service Experts will provide you with information on the best options for the Richmond area and your specific needs.
If you’re in Richmond, a tankless water heater is a great option for saving energy. It has between 80% and 92% efficiency. Not only will tankless water heaters save space, but they also work in a completely different way than conventional tank-style water heaters, which heat all of the stored water at once. The issue with that is—if the heated water doesn’t get used up—the water cools sooner or later and needs to be reheated.
Tankless Water Heaters use gas burners or electric coils to heat water on an as-needed basis, meaning big-time savings on energy bills. Imagine having a constant supply of hot water. Yes… with a tankless system you can run your dishwasher or your washing machine…and still get a hot shower! They are economical in size, energy-efficient in design, and low-cost to operate.
With ENERGYSTAR®-certified models, and backed by the professional plumbing team at Eveready Service Experts, you can be sure that you won’t have to fear taking a shower with cold water (unless you wanted to).
The tank water heater is designed to heat and store water in the tank, usually 40 or 50 gallons at a time. When the dishwasher, the washing machine, or a soothing hot shower runs, the pre-heated water that’s stored in the tank flows promptly to the point of use. The tank then refills, and the water is reheated. Tankless water heaters heat water in an instant and can provide a virtually unlimited supply of hot water. But honestly, there are positives and negatives to both types of hot water heaters, and the decision to buy one or the other should be based on your needs.
We have a wide variety of gas and electric tank water heaters available in multiple sizes, all with great warranties and installation backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee*. And don’t forget we provide estimates. We offer quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service for all your plumbing needs, 24/7/365. We even have financing options that can offer you low monthly payments and no down payment. Call 804-548-4480 to find out more today!