Type of Water Heaters
Typically, a water heater is out of sight, out of mind — people only think about it when there is an issue. Your water heater is responsible for heating all water in the home for showering, cooking, and cleaning.
Water heaters can be powered by either gas or electricity, depending on the type of energy available in your home.
The two most common types of water heaters are traditional and tankless:
- Traditional water heater.This type of water heater is commonly found in most homes. Water is heated and stored in a tank until a user demands hot water.
- Tankless water heater. Using high-powered burners to quickly heat cold water as it is needed, this system is the most energy-efficient water heater option.