You may not think much about the unit that delivers hot water to all of your faucets until it stops working. At that point, a water heater will become the most important appliance in your home. Abner Boiler & Heating Company specializes in water heater servicing and installation, and there are three different models you can choose from. Let’s take a look at the three types of water heaters so that you can decide which is best for you when yours needs to be replaced.
Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters are high-efficiency water heaters, and as their name suggests, they don’t have a storage tank. They save energy by heating the exact amount of water you need right when you need it. That also means the water will be hot for as long as you need it to be. These water heaters have a higher upfront cost, but they have a much longer life expectancy than a tank-style storage water heater.
Storage Water Heater
Most homes have a conventional storage water heater. This type of heater comes equipped with a 20-80 gallon tank that is constantly full of hot water. These have a lower upfront cost and are cheaper to install, but they tend to cost you more over time, because they waste energy by keeping water warm even when it’s not needed.
Heat Pump Water Heater
A heat pump water heater doesn’t generate heat. Instead, it extracts heat from its environment and uses it to warm the water. Think about it like a refrigerator working in reverse. These extremely energy-efficient models can save you money over time.
Schedule Water Heater Service
At Abner Boiler we’re here to make your home the best it can be. Whether you need us to install a new water heater or repair the one you already have, we’ll get the job done right and at the affordable price you deserve. Contact us today at (608) 274-3077 for a free estimate, or 24/7 in an emergency. We look forward to serving you in and around Madison, Wisconsin.