When it’s time for a water heater replacement, you have several factors to ponder. Luckily, Sunbeam Service Experts is willing to help. Before you invest in a new water heater, you want to choose which system best matches your family’s wishes. Fortunately, the team of experts at Sunbeam Service Experts are ready to talk with you about the things you’ll need to choose from, including which type of fuel is best for your water heating needs, how big 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 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 kind of water heater you buy. Sunbeam 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 the same time.
For tankless water heaters, the progression will be alike in that a local expert from Sunbeam Service Experts can assess your needs, including your estimated temperature increase based on the temperature of your water when it enters your living space. After we’ve done the math for you, we’ll recommend a few possibilities as tankless water heaters are typically rated on a variety of inlet temperatures.
Sizing a traditional tank water heater can be a little easier than a tankless water heater because our experts only need to determine how much water needs to be maintained 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 assortment of choices for powering your new water heater. It can also vary on where you live, but Sunbeam Service Experts will provide you with information on the best options for the Buffalo area and your specific needs.
If you’re in Buffalo, a tankless water heater is a great option for saving energy and money. 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 difficulty with that is—if the heated water doesn’t get used up—the water cools over time and needs to be reheated.
Tankless Water Heaters use gas burners or electric coils to heat water on an as-needed basis, saving you big-time on energy bills. Imagine having a continuous 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 skilled plumbing team at Sunbeam Service Experts, you can be assured that you’ll never have to worry about taking a shower with cold water (unless you wanted to).
The tank water heater is designed 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 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 even have financing options that can offer you low monthly payments and no down payment. Call 716-427-6807 to find out more today!