When it’s time for a water heater replacement, you have a lot to ponder. Luckily, Neal Harris Service Experts is here to help. Before you buy a new water heater, you should pick which system best matches your family’s wishes. Fortunately, the team of experts at Neal Harris Service Experts are ready to converse with you about everything you’ll need to consider, including which type of fuel is ideal 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 maintain significant amounts of water which is heated and ready to use.
- Tankless water heaters heat water directly, when you need it.
- Solar water heaters typically 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 sort of water heater you choose. Neal Harris Service Experts can help determine that by helping you understand your hot water usage, the flow rate of different devices in your house and how many of them you’ll need to use at once.
For tankless water heaters, the procedure will be alike in that a local expert from Neal Harris Service Experts can assess your needs, considering your projected temperature growth based on the temperature of your water when it enters your home. After we’ve compiled 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 more effortless than a tankless water heater because our experts only need to identify how much water needs to be gathered 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 assortment of choices for powering your new water heater. It can also vary on where you live, but Neal Harris Service Experts will provide you with information on the best options for the Kansas City area and your specific needs.
If you’re in Kansas City, 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 entirely different way than traditional 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 sooner or later and needs to be reheated.
Tankless Water Heaters use gas burners or electric coils to heat water on an as-needed basis, meaning big-time savings on energy bills. Think what it would be like to have a constant supply of hot water. Yes… with a tankless system you can run your washing machine…and still get a hot shower! They are economical in size, energy-efficient in design, and low-cost to operate.
With ENERGYSTAR®-certified models, and backed by the expert plumbing team at Neal Harris Service Experts, you can be confident that you won’t have to fear 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 in an instant 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 purchase one or the other should be based on your needs.
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 816-787-0500 to find out more today!