Associated Plumbers In Little Rock provides Installation and Repair of the following types of water heaters
Storage Tank Water Heaters
Conventional storage water heaters are available in electricity, natural gas, oil, and propane. Ranging in size from 20 to 80 gallons, storage tank water heaters remain the most popular type for residential heating needs in the United States. A storage tank heater operates by releasing hot water from the top of the tank when a hot water faucet is turned on. To replace that hot water, cold water enters the bottom of the tank, ensuring that the tank is always full. Because the water is constantly heated in the tank, energy can be wasted even when no faucet is on. This is called standby heat loss. Newer, more energy-efficient storage models can significantly reduce the amount of standby heat loss, making them much less expensive to operate. To determine the most energy-efficient model, consult the EnergyGuide label required on storage water heaters. EnergyGuide labels indicate either the annual estimated cost of operating the system or energy efficiency ratings.
Tankless gas water heaters provides never-ending hot water to households 24 hours a day at the rate of up to 9.8 gallons per minute. This unique feature allows homeowners the luxury of using multiple hot water sources at once without any loss of temperature consistency. Because Tankless Water Heaters are not limited by capacity, as are typical 50 and 75 gallon tanks, today’s 70+ gallon bathtubs can be filled again and again without penalizing the other hot water needs in the home. Homes with a Tankless Water Heater can run a washing machine, dishwasher and shower simultaneously without worrying about hot water running out at any source. Tankless Water Heaters are up to 50 percent more energy efficient than a traditional natural gas water heater and up to 70 percent more efficient than an electric water heater. Whereas 40-gallon tanks require 16 sq. ft. of floor space and usually last around 10 years, A Tankless Water Heater is a compact wall mounted unit with a life expectancy of 25 years. Because they do not require a tank, the risk of tank-type water heater ruptures is eliminated. Tankless Water Heaters can be set to operate at exact user-specifiable temperatures via the digital and easy-to-use control pad placed in multiple locations of a home. This is an extremely important feature in households with small children and elderly individuals to help prevent scalding accidents. Tankless Water Heaters also offers flexibility in its wall-mounted locations. Should the user prefer to mount the unit indoors, it safely uses no indoor make-up air and vents directly to the atmosphere.
Similar to a Tankless Water Heater but there is one potential drawback — limited flow rate. Typically, demand heaters provide hot water at a rate of 2 to 4 gallons per minute. This flow rate might suffice if your household does not use hot water at more than one location at the same time (e.g., showering and doing laundry simultaneously). These are usually used in commercial applications for one or 2 fixture use.
Heat pump water heaters use electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. To heat water for homes, heat pump water heaters work like refrigerators in reverse. Heat pump water heaters can be purchased as integral units with built-in water storage tanks or as add-ons that can be retrofitted to an existing water heater tank. These systems have a high initial cost. They also require installation in locations that remain in the 40-degree to 90 degree F range year-round and contain at least 1000 cubic feet of air space around the water heaters. To operate most efficiently, they should be placed in areas having excess heat, such as furnace rooms. They will not work well in a cold space.