When it’s time for a water heater replacement, you have a lot to consider. Luckily, Broad Ripple Service Experts is ready to help. Before you buy a new water heater, you should decide which system best fits your family’s needs. Fortunately, the team of specialists at Broad Ripple Service Experts can converse with you about the options you’ll need to consider, including which type of fuel is best for your water heating needs, what size your water heater tank needs to be, how energy efficient the system is and which systems are within your budget.
Types of Water Heaters
- Traditional tank water heaters hold 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 purchase. Broad Ripple Service Experts can help establish that by helping you understand your hot water usage, the flow rate of various devices in your house and how many of the devices you’ll need to use at once.
For tankless water heaters, the procedure will be comparable in that a local specialist from Broad Ripple Service Experts can assess your needs, factoring in your projected temperature increase based on the temperature of your water when it enters your living space. After we’ve completed the math for you, we’ll recommend a few selections as tankless water heaters are usually 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 decide how much water needs to be collected 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 components, you have a variety of choices for powering your new water heater. It can also vary on where you live, but Broad Ripple Service Experts will provide you with information on the best options for the Indianapolis area and your specific needs.
If you’re in Indianapolis, a tankless water heater is a fantastic 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 entirely different way than conventional tank-style water heaters, which heat all of the stored water at once. The problem 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 employ gas burners or electric coils to heat water only when it’s needed, saving you big-time 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 compact in size, energy-efficient in design, and low-cost to use.
With ENERGYSTAR®-certified models, and backed by the professional plumbing team at Broad Ripple Service Experts, you can be confident that you’ll never have to worry about taking a shower with cold water (unless you wanted to).
The tank water heater is created 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 swiftly 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 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 even have financing options that can offer you low monthly payments and no down payment. Call 317-527-0271 to find out more today!