Choose the Option that Meets Your Needs
You probably don’t know the different types of conventional water heaters, let alone tankless ones! And that’s okay. There are a lot of options out there to ensure that you and your family get all that you need out of your water heater in the most cost-efficient way possible. So, when it comes time to choosing a tankless water heater, you need all the information you can get.
Different Types of Tankless Water Heaters
- Point-of-Use: The point-of-use tankless water heater comes in two varieties – single-point and multiple-point. A single point unit is used to heat just one fixture, like a sink or shower. The multiple point one, however, is designed to heat the water in two or more fixtures that are in close proximity.
- Thermostatic: If you are a homeowner, this is probably not the choice for you. However, if you are looking for a tankless to be installed in a larger building – like a school – this is a great option. These systems are designed to keep water at a consistent temperature when it has to travel long distances.
- Whole-House Indoor Tankless Water Heater: These are made to serve as the central water heater for an entire home. You will typically see them installed on interior walls in the basement, laundry room, or bathroom (yes – on the walls! Tankless are only as big as a carry on suitcase).
- Whole-House Outdoor Tankless Water Heater: An outdoor tankless water heater is similar to an indoor one in that it heats water for an entire home with multiple points of use. The difference is that this one, as its name suggests, is installed outside, negating the need for venting outdoors.
- Gas-Fired Tankless Water Heater: Gas tankless units are a good choice for locations where natural gas or propane are in cheap supply.
- Electric Tankless Water Heater: Before deciding on an electric system, you have to consider the voltage, amperage, and your circuit breaker. If you don’t have the correct voltage in the home or don’t have space on the breaker, you may have to put the tankless water heater on its own separate circuit.
For more information on your tankless water heater options, or to request a free quote, call T.Webber Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning today!