Water Heater Types
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Here at Campbell Appliance Heating and Air, Inc., we offer gas, electric, and tankless water heaters in Temple, Georgetown, Round Rock, Killeen, Waco, and Austin, Texas. There are pros and cons to all different types, it is about picking which one is right for you. There are no cookie cutter systems that work for every family or every home, because everyone's needs are different. One of our trained technicians can sit down with you and help you find the right unit for you depending on your budget, household size, families needs, and more.
If you are ready to get a new water heater, we are the right choice for the company to do it. We've got information about the different types of water heaters below so take some time and learn the benefits of each model and feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Please fill out the form below or follow this link to contact us today.
Gas Water Heater
In a natural gas or propane powered water heater, cold water is fed into the tank through a dip tube at the bottom of the tank. The cold water stays at the bottom being heated by the burner under the tank, and as it is heated the hot water rises. As you use the hot water stored in the tank, more is then fed into it to start the cycle over again.
Benefits - lower operating costs, higher efficiency, quicker recovery rates, more accurate temperature adjustment, reduced risk of power problems, wider selection of sizes, installation, and venting options
Electric Water Heater
In an electric water heater, electricity is used to heat the water inside the tank. There is a lower and an upper thermostat to detect the temperature of the water, which tell the unit to kick on when needed to heat the water to the temperature set by the homeowner, usually with a small dial outside the unit. As you use the water, the tank then fills with more cold water to be heated. This time is called the recovery.
Benefits - You run a much greater risk of your gas tank exploding, and causing a lot more damage to your home, than you do from electrocution from your electric water heater. These devices use less parts, and subject those parts to less direct heat, they can last years beyond the lifespan of a gas water heater. These units cost less than gas heaters of the same size. Along the lines of safety, electric water heaters do not use a pilot light, so you don’t need to worry about relighting the flame if it accidentally burns out. With a gas water heater, you must vent the exhaust through a flu. That means you must install PVC tubing up through your home and out your roof. With an electric model, you just install a special outlet or bare wiring. No need to saw holes into your roof. Gas water heaters need at least 6-18″ of ventilation around all sides and top, which means you can’t just install the tank in a small closet or crawl space. These units can be installed in confined spaces without fear of gas buildup or an explosion.
Tankless Water Heater
We offer tankless water heaters, also known as a "continuous flow" water heater. These are becoming more and more popular due to its sleek and efficient design. This system does not continuously run, it is activated when the system realizes there is a flow of water running through it. The water is then instantly warmed to the desired temperature, so there is no possibility of running out. If you are tired of waiting for hot water, or tired of running out, this is the right system for you. It is literally hot water on demand.
Benefits - A few of the bigger benefits of are its compact size, endless hot water, and energy conservation. A tankless water heater takes up significantly less space than a conventional tank-type water heater. This wall mount design allows for additional storage in your basement, and is also easily hidden in a finished basement. Can you imagine never having to wait for hot water again? After the initial few second wait of the hot water being turned on, you will from that point on have continuous hot water at your desired temperature and will never run out. It is the most energy efficient way to heat your water.