How Hot Water Heaters Are Becoming More Energy Efficient
Very few people in Bensalem, Pennsylvania are thinking about replacing hot water heaters right now. Truly, most people don’t think about them until they break. Nearly all water heater replacements are an emergency replacement. Considering they last 10 to 15 years, it’s no wonder your water heater isn’t on your mind.
If your water heater is at least ten years old, now is the time to start thinking about your replacement options. Water heater technology has changed over the years, and more energy-efficient options are available.
Heat Pump Water Heaters
Hot water heaters using heat pump technology have been around for decades but for many years were considered too expensive to mass produce. Times have changed and with energy efficiency more important than ever, these water heaters are becoming more popular. The heat pump uses energy from the air surrounding the storage tank to heat water.
Tankless Water Heaters
We’re seeing more of these water heaters in more homes. They’re smaller and have no bulky storage tank. The water becomes hot on demand using a gas burner or electric element to heat the water instantly. Turn on your tap, and the water comes out hot. It’s quicker and much more efficient than the standard water heater.
Tankless Coil Water Heater
Slightly different from the standard tankless water heater, the tankless coil water heater uses your home’s heating system to give you hot water. When you turn on your hot water, the water flows through a heating coil or heat exchanger in your main furnace or boiler. Because it essentially uses your heater to heat your water on demand, it’s most efficient in the winter time when you’re already using your heater.
Whether your water heater needs repair or you’re ready to replace it with a newer, more energy-efficient model, Custom Aire is ready and able to help you with all your water heater needs. Give us a call at (215) 638-1800 to discuss available options.