High efficiency water heaters are generally considered to be worth the extra money due to the potential for long term energy savings. These types of water heaters are designed to use less energy to heat the water, which can result in lower energy bills for the homeowner. There are several different types of high efficiency water heaters on the market, including tankless water heaters, heat pump water heaters, and condensing water heaters.
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Tankless water heaters have no storage tank to hold heated water. Instead, water is heated as it’s needed. This can be more energy efficient than traditional storage tank water heaters, which continually heat and reheat the water in the tank, even when it is not being used. Tankless are either gas-fired or electric, and they come in a range of sizes to suit everyone’s needs.
Electric powered heat pump water heaters use heat from the air or ground to heat the water, rather than generating heat directly. This can be a more efficient option, especially in areas with mild climates, as the heat pump can draw on the relatively constant ambient temperature of the air or ground to heat the water.
Condensing water heaters are another type of high efficiency water heater. These units have a second heat exchanger that captures the waste heat that is normally vented out of the flue of a traditional storage tank water heater. This captured heat is used to preheat the cold water entering the unit, which can improve overall efficiency.
Overall, high efficiency water heaters can be a good investment for homeowners looking to reduce their energy usage and save money on their water heating bills. It’s important to consider installation costs, as well as the long term energy savings and any applicable rebates or incentives. It may also be helpful to compare the energy efficiency ratings of different models.
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