Can You Guess Which Types of Water Heater Are the Most Energy-Efficient?
If it has been years since you have bought a hot water heater, it is entirely possible that you have not thought about water heaters in an equal amount of time. If you are now in need of a new unit, you might be excited to earn that today’s units are much more energy efficient – but which is the most efficient? Keep reading to get an answer, then contact The Stanley Louis Company at 800-217-6527 if you are in need of water heater service, installation, or repair.
There is a Very Simple Answer
While we will get into details below, the truth is that the most energy-efficient water heater is a new water heater. If your unit is more than 15 years old, then you can bet it has begun to suffer in energy efficiency due to normal wear and tear. When you replace it with a new model, you can bet that it will work at much better efficiency compared to your older unit. That said, some units are more energy-efficient than others.
Tankless Water Heaters Are Fairly Energy Efficient
If you choose a tankless water heater, you are choosing a fairly energy-efficient option. These heaters do not always have hot water available. Instead, they heat up water only when it is needed. Note that traditional water heaters keep hot water on tap at all times, which means you are constantly paying to heat water when it is not needed.
As an added bonus, if you get the right-sized tankless water heater for your home, it will not run out of hot water as a traditional tank will.
Hybrid Water Heaters Are Great Energy Savers
Another option is a hybrid water heater. It uses a heat mump that moves water that has already been heated to then warm up water that has not yet been heated. Moving heat in this way requires much less power than is needed to heat water directly. As a result, these are great energy savers compared to other types of water heaters – except for the next option.
Solar Water Heaters Are the Most Efficient
Of course, there is no heater as efficient as a solar water heater. While there is the cost of installation involved, after that, you might never have to pay to heat a drop of water again. Remember that these are water heaters with very long lifespans, and they offer a great return on investment when it comes time to sell your home.
Do you have questions about which water heater would work best or your needs? At The Stanley Louis Company we are ready to help you. Contact us now at 800-217-6527 and we can work with you to make sure you have the best option installed in your home or business.