There are a few different types of water heaters you can choose from. When your water heater has reached the end of its lifespan you do not have to choose the water heater you previously had for replacement. You can choose from a few newer or more efficient options. You may also choose to replace your water heater before your appliance has reached the end of its lifespan? If you do decide to replace your water heater, you should find a licensed and professional plumber for a water heater installation service. If you live in or around the Richardson, TX, area, contact the staff at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas for all of your water heater needs.
Types of Water Heaters
Before you have a professional perform water installation services, you may want to schedule a consultation to discuss the various types of appliances and your property needs. The most commonly owned water heater in the U.S is known as the conventional water heater. This water heater is very similar to its original design. Other types of water heaters include the tankless water heater and the heat pump water heater. Although there is a large variety of water heaters available, these three are the most common. Understanding how these water heaters work will help you decide which appliance you would like to have installed. Water heater installation is a complex job, that should only be handled by a professional plumber.
The Conventional Water Heater
The conventional water heater is also referred to as the storage-tank water heater. These water heaters have a large storage tank attached to store and heat water. The storage tank portion of this appliance is typically between 40 and 60 gallons. Although a 40- or 60-gallon tank is the standard, there are sizes smaller or even larger than that available. These water heaters can be powered by electricity and gas. Solar-powered conventional water heaters are also an option. These water heaters last an average of 8 to 12 years according to research. Fortunately, with proper care and maintenance, these appliances can last well beyond the average. Conventional water heater installation is fairly simple for a professional to handle due to how common this appliance is. The parts are easy to find and any professional plumber should have the skill and knowledge to install it. If you live in or around the area, contact the staff at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas for all of your water heater installation and repair needs.
Tankless Water Heater
The tankless water heater is also known as the on-demand water heater for how It functions. Unlike the conventional water heater, the tankless water heater does not have a storage tank. So how does it heat and store water you ask? These appliances use metal coils to briefly store and heat water. The coils are heated using flash heat technology. As the water passes through these appliances it is briefly held in these coils while it heats the water to the desired temperature. The water then is then filtered through the appliances, down the drain, and into your faucet. The flash technology used to heat the water does so quickly and efficiently, so there is no need to store the water beforehand. Tankless water heater installation is fairly simple as well. Any licensed plumber should be able to install it without a hitch.
These water heating appliances are also quite compact. There is no 40- or 60-gallon storage tank to place and therefore is only the size of the appliance itself. These appliances can easily be mounted on the wall or floor for easy, out-of-the-way placement. Before you decide to purchase this water heater, be sure to speak with a professional on the many different brands of tankless water heaters available, and discuss which is best for you. If you live in or around the Richardson, TX, area, and are in need of water heater installation, contact the staff at bluefrog Plumbing + drain for all of your plumbing service needs.
Heat Pump Water
Many people that use heat pumps, use them as a mechanism to either heat or cool their home. The term used is geothermal heat pumps. These heat pumps use the temperature from the earth to control temperature. Heat pumps are able to control the temperature by carrying a temperature from one place to another via pumps and liquid.
Geothermal heat pump appliances are placed deep in the ground. These pumps must be placed beneath the frost line. Below the frontline, the earth stays at a constant temperature. The temperature is typically between 45 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the region. These appliances can work in any climate virtually. The core of the earth is extremely hot, the heat from the core extends beyond the core and can be felt as far as the start of the frost line, for this reason, is great for cooling and even better for heating. The heating and cooling system works by transferring temperatures from beneath the earth’s crust into the home via a liquid. The liquid used is typically water. Water is a great conductor of heat and therefore is the perfect substance for heat pumps. If you do decide to have a heat pump water heater installation performed, be sure to consult with a local and trusted plumbing company beforehand.
You may be wondering how heat pumps are capable of heating your water. In order to heat water, your water heater installation provider will need to add a desuperheater to your geothermal heating system. The desuperheater is a small heat exchanger. It uses heated gasses from the heat pump compressor to heat water. Similar to other water heating systems, the heated water is then dispersed through various pipes until it reaches its final destination.
Which Water Heating System Is Best for You?
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to new water heater installation. The conventional water heater is the least costly to install, however, it may be the least energy efficient. While the tankless water heater is a great option, it could prove to be a nuisance, when the appliance cannot keep up with all of the water supply demands, and the Geothermal heat pump water heater is by far the most energy-efficient, but the initial installation is very expensive. Before you choose which water heater you want to install it would be best to discuss your options with a local and trusted plumbing professional. If you live in or around the Richardson, TX, area, and are in need of water heater installation contact the staff at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas for all of your plumbing service needs.