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Gas hot water heaters are efficient and effective. You now have the choice of traditional or tankless hot water systems. We would like to provide you with some information to help in the decision making process of your new water heater system.
State and Ruud Condensing tankless water heaters are compact heating units that provide hot water as it is needed, and do not store hot water like traditional tank-type water heaters. When a hot water tap is turned on, water enters the tankless water heater. A sensor detects the water flow, and activates an electric or gas heating device, which quickly raises the water temperature to a preset level. When water flow stops, the heating element shuts off. Thermostatically-controlled tankless water heaters vary their output temperature according to water flow rate and inlet water temperature.
Enjoy up to 40% energy savings, endless hot water, and significant space savings.
Unlike traditional storage tank water heaters, Ruud tankless water heaters do not store a reservoir of hot water. As a result, standby losses are reduced, which makes them an energy-efficient alternative to traditional water heating. When water flow is detected, they begin heating water, making them highly efficient and cost effective. When the demand for water ceases, they shut down and use no energy.
There will always be hot water. Endless hot water - for bathing, cooking, dishes, laundry, and all the other countless ways hot water enriches our lives.
Tankless water heaters consume a fraction of the space consumed by a tank heater. They can be mounted inside or outside.
Because tankless heaters do not store water, they are less subject to corrosion than tank-type heaters. As a result - their expected equipment life is possibly longer - possibly more than 20 years, compared with 10 - 15 years for traditional heaters. Also, because they are not heating 40 - 50 gallons of water 24 hours a day, tankless water heaters are less susceptible to leakage than tank-type water heaters.
Hybrid Heat Pump
Hybrid heat pump water heaters are a new, highly efficient way to heat water. They typically cost half as much to operate as traditional electric resistance water heaters, and can save a homeowner as much as $3,000 over the lifetime of the unit. While they heat water, heat pump water heaters also air condition and dehumidify the space around them.
To understand the concept of heat pumps, imagine a refrigerator working in reverse. While a refrigerator removes heat from a box and expels it into the surrounding air, a heat pump water heater takes the heat from the air and transfers it to water in an enclosed tank. They are called "hybrids" because in addition to a heat pump they also have traditional electric resistance heating elements for times when demand exceeds what the heat pump can produce.
Solar water heaters are an even greener hot water solution that uses a dark-color solar collector to capture the solar energy. Solar water heating systems can be "passive," where the water flows between the collection are to the storage tank via gravity or some other non-mechanical means, or "active," which uses a circulating pump to move water through the system. An active system may also be called "forced circulation," and requires more energy than passive systems.
Even the most efficient solar water heaters sometimes require some auxiliary heating (boosting). This may be because of a large, late-in-the-day hot water usage or after a long period of extensive cloud cover. An electric, gas or other fuel-type booster can be quite effective in enabling a solar water heater to provide a year-round supply of steaming hot water, but it also obviously adds more energy requirements.
These traditional water heating systems have a direct vent to the exterior of your home.
These water heaters are very reliable and ready when you need them. Natural gas water heaters recuperate up to 40 percent quicker than electric models. Gas water heaters have higher efficiency ratings than electric water heaters of the equivalent storage capacity. So, it may be conceivable to meet your water-heating demands with a gas unit that has a smaller storage tank than an electric unit with the same rating. Gas water heaters shouldn't be insulated atop or within about 8 inches of the bottom of the tank.
Except for some reasonably new but minor gains in the area of insulation and energy efficiency, conventional gas water heaters have remained almost unaltered over the years. These water heaters can waste water as they have to reheat water in the tank as it cools down.
Electric prices dropped in the '50s, making electric water heaters more appealing. Installation and initial cost was also cheaper than solar hot water heaters.
As previously noted, electric hot water heaters are also slow to recover when compared with gas water heaters. Nevertheless upkeep of the electric water heater is easier as it involves very little maintenance. Electric Tankless Water Heaters are really small in size and therefore can be installed just about anywhere, even beneath a sink!