If you are buying water heater for your home, you can choose between the tankless water heater which uses natural gas or propane, or the tank type water heater that operates on electricity or gas. iF you have a tankless water heater you save on energy because the water only gets heated once you turn on your faucet. The tank type uses more energy since it has to keep 40 to 50 gallons of water constantly hot inside the tank. Both of these water heaters give a continuous supply of hot water to the home, but the tankless heater works only with one faucet at a time. Meaning, that if you are using hot water for your washing machine and then open one or two other water outlets, it cannot therefore handle large demands compared to stocking gallons of available hot water ready to be dispensed.
While tankless water heaters are compact, this tank type heaters are very large types. High powered burners are present inside compact water heaters so that it can produce immediate hot water supply and in order to keep it cooler than usual they also have special venting requirements installed. It must also be properly sealed to keep the heat from spreading out to another surface. In addition, natural gas burners often need a larger diameter gas pipe, which adds to the initial installation cost.
When you are concerned with the initial cost, you should remember that you have to spend for installation cost and not just the unit itself. The complexity of estimating your daily volume, water pressure and others requires that you seek help from a professional with skills on this.
If you are going to install your water heater, you need to have the job done right for the first time, and for this you will be needing the services of a professional plumber who will be the installer. With professionals, you are given expert advice on the best water heater to buy for your house, and you will be given a right over all budget for everything. Installation cost is definitely included in this budget.
Safety standards must also be adhered to especially because you are dealing with combustibles that can easily burn down your house completely. Make sure that the water heated that you buy meets the safety standards outlines by your local government.
A lot of savings can be gained if you let your professional installer set the heater to the right temperature. Since most appliance are automated, not setting them at the right temperature will mean a waste of money for extra heat that the machines does not need to do the job correctly.