Rheem, Bosch, Bradford White, Eemax, GE, and A.O. Smith all produce top quality conventional and tankless water heaters, and without a respectable plumber by your side, it can be difficult to tell them apart. You could make a list of pros and cons for each of them and probably consider them equal at the end of the day - so how do you decide between them? For a Sun City plumbing professional, that's easy. The brand and style of water heater is determined by the set-up and structure of the home. Some models are better for lower structures with older systems that are used to operating at lower pressures, while others are a better fit for taller buildings with multiple units.
For conventional water heaters, it is recommended that you upgrade if your current model is more than ten years old. Even if you stay with electric or gas as your primary power source, you can still contribute to energy conservation by upgrading to a more modern water heater. The new models consume less energy and also heat water more efficiently by taking less time to bring the tank up to temperature.
Another option in hot water heaters is tankless models, considered to be the most energy efficient behind only the solar hot water heater. Tankless heaters can be installed at multiple locations throughout a home, mainly by the spigots and faucets where water will be coming out. The water heats only as it's needed and there's no tank to keep at a certain temperature, so the amount of energy consumed is minimal. For more information on these and other water heater options, give us a call at our Sun City plumbing company any time.