When it’s time for a water heater replacement, you have many things to consider. Luckily, Hammond Plumbing is willing to help. Before you invest in a new water heater, you want to decide which system best matches your family’s requirements. Fortunately, the team of professionals at Hammond Plumbing will be able to speak with you about everything you’ll need to contemplate, including which type of fuel is ideal for your water heating needs, how large your water heater tank needs to be, how energy efficient the system is and which versions are within your budget.
Types of Water Heaters
- Traditional tank water heaters hold large amounts of water which is heated and ready to use.
- Tankless water heaters heat water directly, when you need it.
- Solar water heaters usually have a storage tank that holds water heated by the sun.
Water Heater Size
The size of your water heater depends on your hot water usage and on the kind of water heater you choose. Hammond Plumbing can help determine that by helping you understand your hot water usage, the flow rate of different devices in your living space and how many of the devices you’ll need to use at the same time.
For tankless water heaters, the procedure will be alike in that a local specialist from Hammond Plumbing can assess your needs, considering your expected temperature rise based on the temperature of your water when it enters your home. After we’ve completed the math for you, we’ll recommend a few selections as tankless water heaters are typically rated on a variety of inlet temperatures.
Sizing a traditional tank water heater can be a little simpler than a tankless water heater because our experts only need to decide how much water needs to be maintained to meet your water needs at peak usage. It can all be a bit overwhelming but we’re here to help you.
Depending on your location and other aspects, you have a variation of selections for powering your new water heater. It can also vary on where you live, but Hammond Plumbing will provide you with information on the best options for the Kitchener area and your specific needs.
If you’re in Kitchener, a tankless water heater is a wonderful option for saving energy. It has between 80% and 92% efficiency. Not only will tankless water heaters save space, but they also work in a completely different way than traditional tank-style water heaters, which heat all of the stored water at once. The issue with that is—if the heated water doesn’t get used up—the water cools sooner or later and needs to be reheated.
Tankless Water Heaters make use of gas burners or electric coils to heat water only when necessary, saving you big-time on energy bills. Imagine having a continuous supply of hot water. Yes… with a tankless system you can run other appliances…and still get a hot shower! They are economical in size, energy-efficient in design, and low-cost to operate.
With ENERGYSTAR®-certified models, and backed by the expert plumbing team at Hammond Plumbing, you can be sure that you won’t have to fear taking a shower with cold water (unless you wanted to).
The tank water heater is engineered to heat and store water in the tank, usually 40 or 50 gallons at a time. When the dishwasher, the washing machine, or a soothing hot shower runs, the pre-heated water that’s stored in the tank flows quickly to the point of use. The tank then refills, and the water is reheated. Tankless water heaters heat water instantly and can provide a virtually unlimited supply of hot water. But honestly, there are positives and negatives to both types of hot water heaters, and the decision to buy one or the other should be based on your situational factors.
We have a wide variety of gas and electric tank water heaters available in multiple sizes, all with great warranties and installation backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee*. And don’t forget we provide estimates. We offer quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service for all your plumbing needs, 24/7/365. We even have financing options that can offer you low monthly payments and no down payment. Call 226-240-1120 to find out more today!