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Understanding the Different Types of Water Heater Fuel Sources

Home water heaters are essential to a comfortable and functional home, as anyone who’s dealt with a broken water heater can attest to. Whether you’re concerned about the age of your water heater or are ready to upgrade to a newer model, one of the first things you’ll want to consider is the type of water heater that’s right for your home. In particular, there are many different fuel sources for water heaters. Understanding the different kinds of water heater fuel sources is the first step in finding the right option for your home.

Gas Water Heaters

Gas water heaters operate on natural gas and are designed to heat and supply water throughout your home as needed. If your home has a natural gas line, you may find that this is a better option than an electric water heater, depending on the cost of gas versus electricity in your area.

Electric Water Heaters

Electric water heaters are powered by electricity and are ideal in homes that don’t have a natural gas line. These water heaters are available in a wide range of capacities and are designed with safety and easy maintenance in mind for reliable and lasting performance.

Solar Water Heaters

Solar water heaters are connected to solar panels to harvest energy from the sun to power your water heater. While the upfront cost of a solar water heater may be higher, the operating costs over the years are generally lower, as you won’t have to worry about the recurring energy consumption costs that a gas or electric water heater requires.

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are a type of instant-on hot water heater that can be powered with electricity or gas. Instead of storing and constantly heating a tank full of water, tankless water heaters instantly heat water on demand to provide a more energy-efficient solution for your home.

Hybrid Water Heaters

Another great energy-efficient water heater option to consider is a hybrid water heater, which is designed with a heat pump. In addition to an electric or gas fuel source, hybrid water heaters use this heat pump to draw warm air from outside to help heat your water.

Learn More About Our Home Water Heater Options

Choosing the right type of water heater for your home will depend on various factors, including the sources of fuel available, your hot water usage and needs, and your budget for the upfront cost. At Florida Energy Water & Air, we can help you find the options that meet your needs based on your unique preferences and requirements. To learn more about the different types of home water heaters and fuel sources that are available, turn to the professionals at Florida Energy Water & Air. We are pleased to be a trusted water heater installer throughout the state, and we’d be happy to provide you with a home water heater that’s just right for your home.
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