With multiple types of Brooklyn water heaters available today, it can be a bit more difficult to understand and decide which one is right for your Brooklyn home. The size of your house, heat source, and your hot water needs can factor into what is the most-efficient option.
A pro Brooklyn plumber at Petri Plumbing & Heating will help you understand the different types available for your hot water needs. Simply continue reading or reach out to us today!
A conventional, or traditional water heater, is the most common type of heating system in residential households. It features a tank which heats and holds warm water in a reservoir. It works by pulling hot water from the tank during usage, whether sink, shower, laundry, or other sources.
For most homes, an indirect water heater is a more-efficient choice. Using the main furnace or boiler, it circulates and heats a fluid through a heat exchanger within the storage tank. Energy is saved by the furnace turning off and on less frequently. A well-insulated tank and a high-efficiency boiler, used in conjunction with an indirect water heater, will generally provide hot water at a lower overall cost. We are one of the few companies in Brooklyn that specializes in indirect water heaters.
These units combine conventional electrical storage heaters with an air pump to heat the water. The pumps pull heat from the air surrounding the unit and as a result, these units tend to operate 60 percent more efficiently than standard electric heaters. While appealing, hybrid units are the largest of the three and need up to 1,000 cubic feet of uncooled space to capture the surrounding heat.
A tankless water heater will cost more up front than the other types of water heaters, however, they are more energy efficient and last longer. Additionally, it takes up less space due to not having a hot water reservoir. When a hot water faucet is utilized, water flows through the heat exchanger or heater coils installed on the main furnace or boiler for more of an “on demand” hot water experience.
Thinking about going tankless? Here are some of the pros and cons to remember before making the investment.
However, a tankless water heater is not for everyone. Some issues include:
If you’re not sure if you need a new hot water heater, here are a few things to consider.
Is the water heater at your home or building really old or damaged beyond the point of not being worth fixing? Are you in the midst of a major remodeling project? In many cases, it’s better to replace your water heater than to try to fix the old one. Our team of experts can take care of the entire process of new water heater installation.
At Petri Plumbing & Heating, we offer a wide variety of water heaters including indirect, traditional and tankless units. Each style has its benefits and we can recommend the one that is right for your home and budget.
Whether you’re remodeling your home or building a new one, you need a company that you can count on for affordable and professional hot water heater installation in Brooklyn, NY. At Petri Plumbing, we can help. When you need dependable hot water heater services, give us a call!