Hot water systems provide comfort to our homes, but hot water installation can be quite expensive. Installing a water heater that is the right size, with the features you want and at a price you can afford is the key to saving money on hot water installation. There are many ways to save on hot water installation, but one of the best ways is through the installation of solar hot water units.
Types of Water Heaters
Several different types of water heaters are available for sale. The most popular are propane and electric water heaters. All water heaters are certified safe to use by the department of energy. Installation of compatible, certified products adds: Installation by a qualified plumber
Electric water heaters are extremely low maintenance and typically require very little servicing. They are also highly efficient. Gas water heaters are the most expensive and are usually only suitable for installations in new houses or buildings. Both types of hot water systems have the potential to cause carbon monoxide poisoning if not installed correctly. A properly installed gas hot water system installation cost may be up to three times less than a comparable electric hot water installation cost.
The cost of a gas water heater can be significantly reduced by using a site-access lock to prevent access to running hot water. This type of lock costs more, but installing it is not difficult and can often be done by the homeowner. It does, however, require a licensed plumber to install it. An electric lock can sometimes be installed by the customer without the assistance of a professional but will require a licensed electrician to install it.
Pros and Cons
The installation of an electric hot water heating system is considerably less costly than that of a gas hot water system. It also allows the option to use an environmentally friendly energy type. There are several different energy types available including propane gas, natural gas and electrical energy types. Electrical energy has the potential to be far more cost-effective than any other energy type. It is also far easier to implement and requires less electrical work.
Electrical energy used with electric water heaters is slightly more expensive than that of gas hot water systems. However, when purchasing a new electric system, it is recommended to choose the best overall energy rating for your home’s needs. This will ensure that you receive the best electrical rate. A qualified electrician will be able to determine which energy type is the most cost-effective for your home and the most efficient for your particular home. He may also be able to recommend a specific energy type that is most cost-effective and practical in your particular location.
Solar hot water systems have recently become much more affordable due to technological advancements. Gas heat pumps will generate larger amounts of waste and are therefore more expensive. It is also possible to install a solar hot water heat pump upgrade to a gas-powered heat pump to reduce the amount of waste created. Solar systems do not generate large amounts of waste and provide good returns on investment for the amount of energy they cost to purchase, operate and maintain.
An increase in the use of electric systems has reduced the need for the installation of gas units. The price of gas instant and electric units has decreased dramatically in recent years. It is recommended to contact several different gas heat pump companies in your area to inquire about the different gas instant and electric models that they carry.…Read More