A Look Into the Different Types of Water Heating Systems and How They Work
After a short intro, a young man appears and says that he will be exploring the different buying options for a water heating system. He remarks that some cost less to run but more upfront, while others cost more to run but less upfront.
Storage tanks are the most used type of water heating system.
They feature an insulated tank where water is heated and stored before emerging from a pipe on top of the water heater and then flowing into the home. Storage tanks also feature a temperature and pressure relief valve. He says that while gas water heaters cost more upfront, they cost less to run and use less energy.
Next, he talks about the tankless water heater, which heats water on demand. This is best for people who use gas to heat the water and do not typically draw water for more than one use at a go.
For the next entry, he talks about heat pumps. He says that heat pumps absorb heat from the surrounding air and transfer it to the water. These systems use 60% less energy compared to standard electric heaters. Due to the heat pump being on top of the system, it requires about 7 feet of clearance from floor to ceiling and works best when placed in a space that stays between 40 to 90 degrees.
He then talks about solar water heaters. These systems are ideal for warm and sunny regions or if your home is in the perfect spot for the sun.
Last but not least, he talks about condensing water heaters. These systems are ideal for people who heat water using gas but also need over 55 gallons of capacity for the unit.