With so many options these days, choosing a water heater can be a difficult decision to make. You want a water heater that provides enough hot water for the needs of you and your family but also a water heater that is energy efficient and will save on your finances. There are many types of water heater and you should decide on the right size and fuel source to suit your home.

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The first thing to know is that there are many types of water heaters and not all of them will suit every home. Hot water tanks will heat water on demand and don’t require space set aside for a storage tank, while conventional storage water heaters offer a reservoir of hot water for easy use and are a popular choice for Edmonton homeowners. Heat pump water heaters transfer heat from one place to another. Solar water heaters are good for those in sunny climates and use the solar energy to produce hot water, while indirect water heaters instead use the building’s space heating system to provide hot water on demand.

You want to select the best type of hot water tank for your home and choose the best model for your budget. Trying to save money by purchasing a cheaper version can often court disaster as the cheaper components are liable to cause trouble down the line. Be sure to always have your water heater in Edmonton installed by professional workers. Consider that the fuel type used by your water heater will affect the operating costs of your heater, as well as affecting the size of the heater and also its energy efficiency. The correct size of the water heater depends on the house and how much hot water is required.

To maximize your cost savings you want an energy efficient water heater. Generally the more efficient the heater is, the less it will cost to run for its size. Compare water heaters by estimating their annual running costs to ensure that you make the right decision for your home. To reduce your water heating bill you can try reducing your hot water use and explore other options such as drain-water heat recovery, but the best option is usually to choose the most efficient water heater you can.

Sources:

Selecting a New Water Heater, energy.gov

Hot Water Heaters: When Energy Efficiency Fights Demand Response, www.greentechmedia.com