When it’s time for a water heater replacement, you have a lot to ponder. Luckily, Aramendia is willing to help. Before you buy a new water heater, you need to decide which system best matches your family’s needs. Fortunately, the team of specialists at Aramendia can talk with you about everything you’ll need to contemplate, including which type of fuel is optimal for your water heating needs, how big your water heater tank needs to be, how energy efficient the system is and which models are within your budget.
Types of Water Heaters
- Traditional tank water heaters store significant amounts of water which is heated and ready to use.
- Tankless water heaters heat water directly, when you need it.
- Solar water heaters usually have a storage tank that holds water heated by the sun.
Water Heater Size
The size of your water heater depends on your hot water usage and on the kind of water heater you choose. Aramendia can help determine that by helping you understand your hot water usage, the flow rate of varying devices in your house and how many of the systems you’ll need to use at the same time.
For tankless water heaters, the process will be similar in that a local specialist from Aramendia can assess your needs, considering your projected temperature increase based on the temperature of your water when it enters your living space. After we’ve completed the math for you, we’ll recommend a few options as tankless water heaters are typically rated on a variety of inlet temperatures.
Sizing a traditional tank water heater can be a little more effortless than a tankless water heater because our experts only need to decide how much water needs to be maintained to meet your water needs at peak usage. It can all be a bit overwhelming but we’re here to help you.
Depending on your location and other components, you have a variety of options for powering your new water heater. It can also vary on where you live, but Aramendia will provide you with information on the best options for the San Antonio area and your specific needs.
If you’re in San Antonio, a tankless water heater is a fantastic option for saving money on utility bills. It has between 80% and 92% efficiency. Not only will tankless water heaters save space, but they also work in a totally different way than traditional tank-style water heaters, which heat all of the stored water at once. The issue with that is—if the heated water doesn’t get used up—the water cools eventually and needs to be reheated.
Tankless Water Heaters use gas burners or electric coils to heat water on an as-needed basis, which saves big-time on energy bills. Think what it would be like to have a continuous supply of hot water. Yes… with a tankless system you can run other appliances…and still get a hot shower! They are economical in size, energy-efficient in design, and low-cost to operate.
With ENERGYSTAR®-certified models, and backed by the expert plumbing team at Aramendia, you can be sure that you won’t have to worry about taking a shower with cold water (unless you wanted to).
The tank water heater is designed to heat and store water in the tank, usually 40 or 50 gallons at a time. When the dishwasher, the washing machine, or a soothing hot shower runs, the pre-heated water that’s stored in the tank flows promptly to the point of use. The tank then refills, and the water is reheated. Tankless water heaters heat water on demand and can provide a virtually unlimited supply of hot water. But honestly, there are positives and negatives to both types of hot water heaters, and the decision to purchase one or the other should be based on your situational factors.
We have a wide variety of gas and electric tank water heaters available in multiple sizes, all with great warranties and installation backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee*. And don’t forget we provide estimates. We offer quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service for all your plumbing needs, 24/7/365. We even have financing options that can offer you low monthly payments and no down payment. Call 210-404-4233 to find out more today!