When it’s time for a water heater replacement, you have several factors to think about. Luckily, Strand Brothers Service Experts is ready to help. Before you invest in a new water heater, you want to choose which system best fits your family’s requirements. Fortunately, the team of professionals at Strand Brothers Service Experts can talk with you about the things you’ll need to contemplate, including which type of fuel is ideal for your water heating needs, how large 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 maintain substantial amounts of water which is heated and ready to use.
- Tankless water heaters heat water directly, when you need it.
- Solar water heaters usually 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 type of water heater you buy. Strand Brothers Service Experts can help establish that by helping you understand your hot water usage, the flow rate of various devices in your home and how many of them you’ll want to use at one time.
For tankless water heaters, the progression will be comparable in that a local expert from Strand Brothers Service Experts can assess your needs, considering your estimated temperature growth based on the temperature of your water when it enters your house. After we’ve completed the math for you, we’ll recommend a few selections 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 determine how much water needs to be gathered 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 aspects, you have a variety of options for powering your new water heater. It can also vary on where you live, but Strand Brothers Service Experts will provide you with information on the best options for the Austin area and your specific needs.
If you’re in Austin, a tankless water heater is a wonderful option for saving money on utility bills. It has between 80% and 92% efficiency. Not only will tankless water heaters save space, but they also work in a totally different way than typical tank-style water heaters, which heat all of the stored water at once. The issue 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 make use of gas burners or electric coils to heat water on an as-needed basis, meaning big-time savings on energy bills. Just think how convenient it would be to have a continuous supply of hot water. Yes… with a tankless system you can run your dishwasher or your washing machine…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 skilled plumbing team at Strand Brothers Service Experts, you can be sure that you won’t have to fear taking a shower with cold water (unless you wanted to).
The tank water heater is engineered 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 in an instant 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 invest in one or the other should be based on your situational factors.
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 offer quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service for all your plumbing needs, 24/7/365. We even have financing options that can offer you low monthly payments and no down payment. Call 512-592-3072 to find out more today!