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ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS

Choosing a gas or electric water heater depends on the individual needs of the homeowner or business owner. Most houses are wired for electric water heaters for a number of reasons:

  • Smaller spaces are required for electric water heaters.
  • Gas may not be available in your neighborhood.

Types of Electric Water Heaters

Several styles of electric water heaters are available:

  • Storage Tank Water Heaters: This is the most common type of water heater. Water is stored in a tank and kept at a constant temperature so hot water is ready when you need it. These water heaters come in a variety of sizes and heat water at different rates, called a first hour rating (FHR). This is the measurement of how much hot water a heater can deliver during a busy hour in your household. That includes not only the water that’s already stored in the tank, but also how quickly the tank can recover and continue to provide hot water once the reserve has been used.
  • Tankless or On-Demand Water Heaters: These are water heaters that heat water as there is a demand for it. There are two types of on-demand water heaters. One is small enough to fit in a tight space, and is designed to augment existing water heating capabilities. The other is wall-mounted unit and is designed to heat water for a whole house. These units can provide long term savings since there is no need to hold water at a regulated temperature all the time.
  • Heat Pump Water Heaters: This type of water heater moves heat from one place, to another to heat it. These units are inefficient for homes that are in cooler climates, or homes where the unit is placed in a cold area.
  • Tankless Coil and Indirect Water Heaters: A coil or indirect system uses heat from the boiler of a space heating system to heat water. They are more efficient in cooler climates or during colder months when the home heating system is in use.

If you’re considering a new water heater, give Dependable Service a call. One of our certified technicians can review your needs and discuss the best and most efficient electric water heater options for your Myrtle Beach home or business.

Electric Water Heaters
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