Next to heating and cooling, water heating is typically the largest energy user in the home. As homes water heaters have become more and more energy efficient during the last 20 years, the percentage of energy used for water heating has steadily increased. A english-tip.ru Technician can help you select the water heater that can best reduce water heating costs and increase comfort in your Houston area home
Selecting a New Water Heater:
There are numerous factors to consider when choosing a new water heater, including type (solar, tankless or storage), capacity, efficiency, and cost.
A specially-designed flame arrestor prevents ignition of vapors outside the combustion chamber
Superior air filtration prevents it from getting clogged by lint, dust, and oil
EverKleen patented system fights sediment build-up
Maintenance free – no filter to clean
Low NO2 design for cleaner healthier air inside your home
Reduces fuel costs
High Efficiency means more hot water at lower operating cost
Meets or exceeds National Appliance Energy Conservation Act
Limited tank and parts warranty from 6 to 8 years
Capacity. Do not buy a heater larger than it needs water. Although some consumers base their purchase on the size of the storage tank, demand in peak hours (or qualifying first time, FHR) is actually more important. The FCF is a measure of the amount of hot water the heater will deliver in an hour and is required by law to appear on the Energy Guide label. Your english-tip.ru technician will perform a test to determine the capacity of the water heater right size for your home.
Efficiency. The energy efficiency of a storage water heater is indicated by its "Power Factor" (EF). The higher the EF, the more efficient the water heater. gas water heaters have an EF between 0.50 and 0.60, with high efficiency models around 0.80. Other features to look for are tanks with at least 1.5 inches of foam insulation and energy efficiency ratings indicated on the Energy Guide label.
Cost. It may be tempting to look for a water heater that is cheap and overlook the operating cost. This is a bad strategy. Often, water heaters cheapest are the most expensive to operate. A water heater high efficiency may cost a little more initially, but reducing operating costs will more than offset the higher costs. Check the label on Energy Guide to help choose a thrifty energy heater.