- March 30, 2022
What You Didnt Know About Water Heaters
Most homeowners purchase water heaters as a last resort; as a result, they are unfamiliar with the basic features of a water heater. Understanding the key characteristics of various types of water heaters can assist you in selecting the most suitable water heater for your needs. This Old House’s YouTube channel, Richard Trethewey, explains all about water heaters to Kevin O’Connor in the video.
This water heater heats water in the conventional way. The electric storage-tank water heater heats the water via electric elements. It is more expensive to run than a gas water heater.
Another type of water heater on the market is the hybrid water heater. This operates similarly to an air conditioner, by moving and extracting heat from the surrounding air. The heat is then discharged into the tank, where it is used to heat the water.
The tankless water heater does not have a storage tank and heats the water only as is required. When you turn on the water faucet, cold water travels through a pipe to the tankless heater, where it is heated as it passes through.