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If you are considering Marietta water heater repair, you might be overwhelmed by the variety of water heater types available on the market today. The bright side to the overwhelming variety is that there is likely a water heater to fit any family’s needs.
Tank water heaters are the most common type of water heaters. These water heaters have a storage tank that holds a certain amount of heated water at a time. The tanks often range from forty to fifty gallons, but sizes vary. Tank water heaters can use electricity, natural gas, or even liquid propane to heat the water. Some believe tank water heaters are inefficient because they heat the water whether it is being used or not. In recent years, hybrid versions of these water heaters have been created to make them more efficient.
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Tankless water heaters are water heaters without storage tanks. While tankless water heaters are small, they are powerful. If tank water heaters continuously heat the water within their holding tanks, tankless water heaters use powerful burners to heat water as it passes through the unit. This means that water is only heated when someone needs it. Because the water heater is tankless, your family will likely never run out of hot water. The water is heated on demand, making this a great option for large families.
Tankless water heaters are also considered more energy efficient because the energy required to keep the water in a tank warm is not necessary in this case. While hot water is essentially limitless with a tankless water heater, users still have to wait a couple of seconds for the water to warm up. This is because the water already in the pipes is cold and must be flushed out in order for the hot water to reach the shower. While this might be annoying to some, it is nothing compared to taking an entire shower after the tank water heater’s hot water supply is completely gone. Talk to us for quality Marietta water heater repair services.
Solar Water Heaters
Similar to indirect-fired water heaters, solar hybrid water heaters are easy to install and do not require power or fuel. This type of water heater differs, however, as it contains two coils rather than one. The first coil is usually connected to a hydronic boiler’s heat line, while the other coil is usually connected to a solar collector.
While not compatible with every home, this water heater can make a home incredibly energy efficient when used in conjunction with a high-efficiency boiler. The drawback to this type of water heater is that locating the balance between heat from the hydronic heating system and from the solar collector is difficult. Make sure that solar hybrid water heaters are installed by contractors experienced in solar energy.
If you are interested in Marietta water heater repair and need help choosing the right type of water heater for your home, give us a call today. We can help you discover what water heater is right for your family.
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