Most people use only one or two water heaters in their lives. It's not something you buy every week, but rather an investment that you take care of. As experts in water heater repair in Wilton, CT, JNR Plumbing is familiar with the different kinds of water heaters and can help homeowners decide on the best one for their home. Here is a list of types of water heaters you should explore.
Tankless Water Heater
A tankless water heater uses modern technology and can supply endless hot water in your home. It has no tank, as the name suggests making it very convenient. The heaters are also efficient; they can heat large amounts of water instantly. Due to its small size and excellent performance, tankless heaters are increasingly popular among large families.
Conventional Water Heater
Conventional water heaters have tanks that hold the water, so if you have this heater in mind for your next water heater installation, you should consider the tank’s capacity because it determines the amount of hot water. The tanks are insulated, which means that the water will always be warm even when not in use. Conventional heaters also come with two valves, one that controls pressure and the other temperature.
Heat Pump Water Heater
These heaters are also known as hybrid water heaters and don't generate heat directly. Rather, these use heat from the air and the ground. They are very energy-efficient and perfect for frugal families. However, if you want this as your water heater replacement, you will need to provide enough space, as these have big pumps mounted on top of the tank.