A hot water heater is important because without one you would not be able to use any hot water in the home without first manually heating it.
There are many different types of hot water heaters available today. The main two kinds are the fuel one and the water storage one.
There are several different energy sources used among water heaters. Electric heaters use electric heating elements to heat water. Gas water heaters use a burner to heat water.
The most efficient water pumps are heat and solar pumps. Heat pump water heaters, also known as hybrid, use energy from the air to heat water. This type of pump is available as a stand-alone unit or as an add-on tank for an existing water pump. Solar pumps harness energy from the sun and use it to heat the water.
Water heaters offer different options for storage as well. Storage tank units hold heated water inside an insulated tank. These units are available with tanks of varying sizes. Tank size should be chosen based on hot water needs. A storage unit's recovery rate should be considered as well. This is the amount of hot water the heater is able to produce in an hour.
Tankless heaters, also known as on-demand heaters, produce hot water as needed. These water heaters are appropriate when there will not be a high demand for water.