Hot water is an essential part of any household. It is utilized for various purposes including cooking, cleaning, bathing, and space heating. As a commodity, homeowners should be careful with choosing the equipment that they will use to ensure that they will have a continuous supply of heated water.
Today there are various types of heating appliances available in the market today but the most common is storage water heaters or tank-type. While gas-fuelled units are common, there are also electric heaters that households can use.
There are various options available in the market today ranging from conventional tanks to high-efficiency models. No matter which one a homeowner chooses, the durability and low operating costs are guaranteed.
A great improvement on the typical tank-type heater is the addition of a heat pump which results in a hybrid water heater. This is not only highly energy efficient but it also offers the lowest operational costs, it conserves energy, absorbs environmental heat and transfers it to the water heater, and has multiple operation modes.
The unifying characteristic of traditional tank types and hybrids is their capacity to be created from old water heaters. This is cost effective for homes that need hot water but are on a budget.