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Tillery Htg & A/C
(334) 264-2388
2360 S Forbes Dr
Montgomery , AL
 
C & W Heating & Cooling Inc
(334) 281-6980
5644 Bell Rd
Montgomery , AL
 
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
(205) 942-9199
2524 Commerce Square W
Irondale , AL
 
Evans Services Inc
(205) 982-7775
2406 Valleydale Rd
Birmingham , AL
 
Fobbus Sheet Metal Co Inc
(256) 546-5608
503 Tidmore Rd
Gadsden , AL
 
Capital Refrig Co Inc
(334) 263-0201
619 E Jefferson St
Montgomery , AL
 
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
(205) 481-4550
5540 Parkwood Cir
Bessemer , AL
 
Baldwin Heating & Air Cond Inc
(251) 626-1159
10554 County Rd 64
Daphne , AL
 
Tillery Htg & A/C
(334) 264-2388
2360 S Forbes Dr
Montgomery , AL
 
Southern Heating & Cooling Inc
(256) 574-1300
2413 E Willow St
Scottsboro , AL
 

Water Heaters

Tank-type water heaters are commodity appliances: most run on either electricity or gas. Within both categories, the length of the warranty is a good benchmark for overall quality. Water heaters can last longer than the warranty period, but once you hit that mark it's time to start watching for leaks. You might think it's better to buy the heater with a shorter warranty, particularly if you don't intend to stay in the house for a long period of time. But keep in mind there's a lot of embodied energy in producing a water heater and it's wasteful to buy appliances that wear out prematurely.

How to Choose  a Water Heater Water Heater Energy Ratings

Tank heaters are rated based on their energy factor (EF). This is a measure of the unit's overall energy efficiency based on the amount of hot water produced over a typical day. The EF takes into account:

how efficiently the source of energy is converted into hot water how much energy is lost from the tank per hour (the standby loss) cycling losses as water circulates through the water tank and/or inlet and outlet pipes

The higher the EF, the more efficient the heater. Look for a model with an EF of at least 0.60. Electric water heaters generally have higher EF ratings than gas-fired water heaters, but it still costs more to heat the water with electricity than it does with gas.

Sizing a Water Heater

The energy factor is only one consideration in purchasing a water heater. Sizing the heater to the load is also important. Not only do water heaters work better when they are sized properly, but the more they are used the longer they last. When water tends to sit in the tank without being circulated, standby losses are higher and the tank is more likely to corrode.

Note: No matter what kind of water heater you end up installing, lower the set temperature to 120°F to save energy.

Types of Heaters

 On-demand Heaters

One-demand or tankless water heaters run only when someone turns on a hot water tap. When water starts flowing through the heater, an electric or gas-fired element is activated and water is heated as it flows through the device. When the tap is shut off, so is the heater.

Advantages of a tankless water heater are:

no standyby losses won't run out of hot water (presuming the heater is sized correctly) can be mounted on a wall or ceiling to free up more floor space

Disadvantages of a tankless water heater are:

more expensive than a tank heater standby losses are not as dramatic when compared to installing a California version of a tank heater unlimited hot water make encourage people to take longer showers

One way to take advantage of tankless heaters is to use them for both domestic hot water and space heating. Because of its compact size, a tankless heater can be placed near the bathroom, reducing the length of plumb runs, and used to heat the space as well as provide hot water.

Indirect Heaters

Indirect heaters, sometimes called sidecar heaters, ...

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