Know your water heating options

Maybe you’re a first time home buyer, have lived in the same home for years, or manage multiple rental properties. Either way, do you know what water heating options you have at your disposal? So, let’s explore a few options you have.

They are as follows:

Conventional Storage Tanks: Storage tanks are some of the most common types of water heaters on the market. Essentially, conventional storage tanks store heated water until it’s needed. With a lifespan of 10-12 years, you can expect to replace the heater once or twice before your kids move out of the house.  

Tankless Water Heaters: Tankless water heaters use flashes of heat against water-filled coils to heat your home’s water as it’s needed. This on demand approach to heating water is more energy efficient than conventional storage tanks, although it can be a more expensive upfront cost.

Heat Pump: Water heaters that use a heat pump essentially take heat from the air and ground and transfer it to the water. In the midwest, these types of water heaters are not commonly used because of the cold winters. However, some studies suggest that heat pumps can save 60% on your monthly energy bill.

Solar Water Heaters: Solar water heaters absorb heat from the sun and transfer it to a closed-loop system that heats your water tank (and subsequently the water). These types of heaters typically perform best in sunnier regions, making them attractive for warmer climates with longer Summer months. The initial expense however is quite large, so to recuperate your initial expense it can be 10-30 years depending on location.

As you can see, there are many options for heating your water. If you’re in need of a new water heater, or would just like to learn more about each option, let’s setup a time to chat. As always, we’re in your corner.

- A R Engh