Four Different Water Heaters We Install
Vented Tanked Water Heater
The First is a standard atmospherically vented tanked water heater. This is generally your cheapest and most reliable solution to your water heating needs. Our plumbers install atmospheric water heaters most often in residential applications. Drawbacks to these types of water heaters are higher operating costs and wasted space. Atmospheric water heaters get a good grade for longevity as well. We generally expect an atmospherically vented water heater to last between 8-10 years when professionally installed by one of our plumbers
Condensing Water Heater
The third type of water heater that our plumbers install is called a condensing water heater. Condensing water heaters are up to 97% efficient, provide a lot of hot water and have the lowest operating costs. They also require very little maintenance, have stainless steel tanks, and will generally last the lifetime of your home. They are much more expensive than a standard atmospherically vented water heater to install, but those costs are usually recouped by lower operating costs over time. This is especially true with large homes and/or large families. Condensing water heaters can also be used for radiant heat or hvac applications. Condensing water heaters also qualify for a $1500 tax credit.