When it’s time for a water heater replacement, you have several factors to think about. Luckily, A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is ready to help. Before you invest in a new water heater, you need to choose which system best matches your family’s needs. Fortunately, the team of professionals at A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will be able to speak with you about the options you’ll need to consider, including which type of fuel is ideal for your water heating needs, what size your water heater tank needs to be, how energy efficient the system is and which models are within your budget.
Types of Water Heaters
- Traditional tank water heaters hold large amounts of water which is heated and ready to use.
- Tankless water heaters heat water directly, when you need it.
- Solar water heaters typically have a storage tank that holds water heated by the sun.
Water Heater Size
The size of your water heater depends on your hot water usage and on the kind of water heater you buy. A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help establish that by helping you understand your hot water usage, the flow rate of varying devices in your house and how many of them you’ll want to use at the same time.
For tankless water heaters, the process will be similar in that a local specialist from A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can assess your needs, considering your projected temperature increase based on the temperature of your water when it enters your house. After we’ve done the math for you, we’ll recommend a few possibilities as tankless water heaters are often rated on a variety of inlet temperatures.
Sizing a traditional tank water heater can be a little simpler than a tankless water heater because our experts only need to decide how much water needs to be collected to meet your water needs at peak usage. It can all be a bit overwhelming but we’re here to help you.
Depending on your location and other components, you have a variety of selections for powering your new water heater. It can also vary on where you live, but A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will provide you with information on the best options for the Waldorf area and your specific needs.
If you’re in Waldorf, a tankless water heater is a wonderful option for saving energy. It has between 80% and 92% efficiency. Not only will tankless water heaters save space, but they also work in a completely different way than conventional tank-style water heaters, which heat all of the stored water at once. The problem with that is—if the heated water doesn’t get used up—the water cools sooner or later and needs to be reheated.
Tankless Water Heaters employ gas burners or electric coils to heat water on an as-needed basis, saving you big-time on energy bills. Imagine having a constant supply of hot water. Yes… with a tankless system you can run other appliances…and still get a hot shower! They are small in size, energy-efficient in design, and low-cost to use.
With ENERGYSTAR®-certified models, and backed by the professional plumbing team at A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, you can be confident that you won’t have to fear taking a shower with cold water (unless you wanted to).
The tank water heater is created to heat and store water in the tank, usually 40 or 50 gallons at a time. When the dishwasher, the washing machine, or a soothing hot shower runs, the pre-heated water that’s stored in the tank flows promptly to the point of use. The tank then refills, and the water is reheated. Tankless water heaters heat water instantly and can provide a virtually unlimited supply of hot water. But honestly, there are positives and negatives to both types of hot water heaters, and the decision to buy one or the other should be based on your needs.
We have a wide variety of gas and electric tank water heaters available in multiple sizes, all with great warranties and installation backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. And don’t forget we provide estimates. . We even have financing options that can offer you low monthly payments and no down payment. Call 301-747-3140 to find out more today!