There are a plethora of hot water systems on the market, and you have a wide array of choices to choose from. However, this can be a bit dicey because you don’t know what hot water system is perfect for you.
Don’t worry because we help you out and talk you through the different types of hot water systems and which one would best fit your needs. Each of these different systems has its own advantages and disadvantages, and each one of them will fit someone’s need. So without further ado, let’s learn more about these different systems.
1. Gas water heaters
If you choose gas to produce your domestic hot water, you have two solutions: the instantaneous water heater or the storage water heater. With an instantaneous water heater, the water is heated on demand. Therefore, it does not require a storage tank and is less bulky than a storage water heater. It is independent of the heating system.
On the contrary, the storage water heater is more cumbersome. However, it can store a large volume of hot water. It is associated with the central heating system and, with a storage water heater, the water is heated independently of the drawdown. This is one of the cheaper alternatives out there and is the most popular type of water heater around the globe.
2. Thermodynamic and solar water heater
The thermodynamic tank works like a heat pump. It absorbs the calories from the room in which it is located (ideally, a laundry room) to heat the water. It thus allows energy savings and offers an ecological alternative for domestic hot water production. It is very easy to install without requiring major work.
The solar water heater uses the heat of the sun to heat water. It requires the installation of solar panels on the roof of your home. While it also allows you to save traditional energy (gas or electricity), it is more of a backup hot water production solution because it cannot cover all of a household’s hot water needs (when the days are not very sunny, for example, the solar water heater cannot produce enough hot water).
Today, to ensure your domestic hot water production, you have the choice. But what is important, in the renovation as in construction, is to combine efficiency and energy savings. The solar water heater is my personal favorite; even if it might be the most expensive one on our list, it is the best choice and alternative for our planet.
3. Electric water heater
As with gas water heaters, you can choose between instantaneous and storage water heaters. Electric instantaneous water heaters are very easy to install and take up little space. However, they have a very low flow rate and are best used as a backup system.
In contrast, electric storage water heaters offer large tanks that allow for continuous hot water use. Moreover, the water temperature remains constant with an electric storage water heater. The electric heater would be our second choice because it doesn’t use fossil and non-renewable fuel to function and thus is a more eco-friendly alternative.
Looking for help?
You can count on Asquith Plumbing to provide friendly, professional, and prompt service whenever you need it because a plumbing emergency can arise at any time. They offer services 24/7 emergency plumbing service and will never have let you figure it out on your own. The team of experts there understands that problems don’t always occur when you want them to and often occur when you least expect them.
While many factors contribute to a faulty water heater system, and you can fix some of these issues yourself, it is always better to call professional plumbers. They will make sure to handle repairs and provide personalized plumbing solutions to keep your hot water systems in good working conditions.