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What Type of Water Heater is Most Popular?

When it comes to choosing a water heater for your home, there are many options to consider. From traditional tank-style models to newer, more efficient options, there’s a water heater to fit every need and budget. When replacing your old water heater, it is important to know your options. Take a look at some of the most popular types of water heaters on the market today.



Tank-Style Water Heaters

Tank-style water heaters are the most common type of water heater used today. They store and heat a large volume of water in a tank, which is then distributed throughout your home as needed. These water heaters come in a variety of sizes. The size you need depends on your household size and hot water demands. Larger tanks provide more hot water but also consume more energy. Tank-style water heaters can run on electricity, natural gas, or propane.


Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, are a newer type of water heater and have gained popularity in recent years. Unlike tank-style water heaters, which store hot water in a tank, tankless models heat water on demand as it’s needed. This option can be more efficient and save energy, as there is no need to constantly heat and store large amounts of water in a tank. Tankless water heaters also occupy less space than tank-style models, making them a good choice for smaller homes or apartments.


Heat Pump Water Heaters

Heat pump water heaters draw heat from the air or ground and use it to heat water. They are more energy-efficient than traditional electric water heaters and can save homeowners money on their energy bills. While heat pump water heaters can be more expensive to install than other types, they can be a good investment in the long run, as they can last longer and save you money over time.


Solar Water Heaters

Solar water heaters use energy from the sun to heat water, making them a very energy-efficient option. They are typically more expensive to install than other types of water heaters, but they can save homeowners a significant amount of money on their energy bills over time. Solar panels are installed onto the roof, and a large tank collects and stores water. The light and heat received from the solar panels heat the water inside the tank. Therefore, solar water heaters can be a good choice for homeowners living in areas with a lot of sunshine and looking for a more sustainable and eco-friendly way to heat their water.


Need to Replace Your Water Heater?

When it’s time to replace your water heater, which one will you choose? Let the plumbing experts at Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating help you decide. Our knowledgeable MD plumbers will inspect your plumbing, listen to your wants and needs, and suggest the best water heater for your home. Afterward, they’ll seamlessly install it, and you can trust that your new water heater will provide reliable hot water for years to come. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. 


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