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What Types of Water Heaters Are There?

Rinker Oil and Propane will help you choose the right one for your home!

water heaters new york A storage tank water heater typically lasts 10 to 12 years. If yours is reaching that age or older, it is wise to begin thinking about replacement.

At Rinker Oil and Propane, we are your one-stop shop for all your water heater needs. Whether you need a new water heater installation, some maintenance work, or repairs, our team of experts is always here to help. With one of our affordable service plans, you can have peace of mind knowing that your water heater will be properly maintained, and you are protected with coverage for many parts and labor costs for repairs.

Let’s run through the three main types of water heaters on the market.

Storage tank water heaters

A tank water heater holds and heats a lot of water so it’s always ready whenever you need it. The pipe on top of the tank transports hot water to where it needs to go, like the dishwasher, shower, or washing machine.

One effective way to save on energy costs is by installing a new tank water heater, which is more efficient than older models. They’re also low-cost and easy to set up, making them appealing to many homeowners.

Tankless water heaters

A tank water heater stores all the hot water your home uses at a given time. It reheats the same amount of water throughout the day so that you always have access to hot water, which uses a lot of energy.
A tankless water heater heats water as you need it, rather than keeping an entire tank of heated water all day and night. This offers a hot-water supply that never runs out without any worry for how much is in the tank.

A tankless water heater has the potential to lower your water heating energy costs by 40%. This would save you a significant amount of money since water heating generally accounts for 20% of your total energy bill.

Tankless water heaters don’t just last longer – they can last more than twice as long as traditional tank water heaters. With a lifespan of 20 years or more, you’ll be glad you made the switch to a tankless model.

Indirect water heaters

These types of water heating systems use your home’s heating system to heat your water.

While indirect water heating systems are almost always energy efficient- especially in the winter- they need to be connected to your home’s current heating system, making installation more costly.

How do I know if I need a new water heater?

It’s always better to replace your old water heater before it fails and possibly causes damage in your home. This allows you to investigate which type of water heater would be best for your family and finances.

Your water heater is an important part of your home, and by regularly checking it, you can avoid future failures. If you see any of the issues below, give Rinker Oil and Propane a call so we can send someone over for a service call.

In the market for a new water heater? Contact the pros at Rinker Oil and Propane to get started!