How many of us actually fancy bathing with cold water? I’m sure just the thought made most of you cringe! Hot water not just makes for a relaxing, luxurious bath, but it is also good for our skin. Drinking hot water flushes out the toxins generated by certain food in our body, and keeps us healthy and glowing. This is why it is essential to have a water heater installed at home to get hot water whenever you need.
After heating and cooling, water heating is typically the largest energy user in the home because it is necessary for so many domestic activities. These water heaters can be used for mainly two purposes: Heating water and Storing Hot Water. Whether you’re replacing a worn-out existing water heater or looking for the best model for a new house you’re building, you should make an extra effort to choose carefully.
For proper functioning of an Electric Water Heater, a switch is important and it might save you a lot of money. Electric models have a higher energy factor than fuel-burning models. Most of these devices are offered on a special off-peak rates or with options for purchasing renewable power.
The capacity of a water heater is an important consideration. The water heater should provide enough hot water at the busiest time of the day. For a storage Electric Water Heater, this capacity is indicated by its “first hour rating,” which accounts for the effects of tank size and the speed by which cold water is heated.
The most popular type of electric heaters are the Electric Tankless Water Heaters. They do not contain a storage tank like conventional water heaters. An electric element heats water only when there is a demand for hot water. Hot water never runs out, but the flow rate (gallons of hot water per minute) may be limited. By eliminating standby losses from the tank, energy consumption can be reduced by 10-15%. Before rushing out to buy a Demand Water Heater, as they are sometimes called, be aware that they are not appropriate for every situation.