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Water Heaters

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Heating water can account for up to 20 percent of your average home energy bill. With new green initiatives for energy efficiency, most people are replacing their old water heaters with new, more energy-efficient models. These new water heaters may be more expensive up front but will save you money in the long run.

There are four different types of water heaters:

  • Storage-tank heaters
  • Tankless heaters
  • Hybrid electric heaters
  • Solar water heaters

Storage-Tank Heaters

Storage-tank heaters are basically tall cylinders filled by a cold-water pipe, and water is heated in the tank, then distributed through a hot-water pipe. These are typically fueled by gas and can run off a separate line or your already-established natural gas line. Sometimes you will see these heated by oil or electric, but gas is the most economical way to heat this.

Tankless Heaters

Tankless heaters are sometimes called “instantaneous water heaters” and are often no bigger than a suitcase. They heat only the amount of water needed by an electric coil or natural gas. Tankless heaters have a longer life expectancy and are more energy efficient, but they have a limited flow rate that can be an issue with larger households.

Hybrid Electric Heaters

Hybrid electric heaters are conventional water heaters paired with a heat pump, in which a heat pump is used to heat the water in your tank. These are two to three times more energy efficient than a typical storage-tank heater and cost less to operate. These systems are dependent on the geographical location of your home and the space where they will be installed.

Solar Water Heaters

Solar water heaters are similar to an electric water heater, but instead of using a heat pump to heat the water, solar energy is used. This system works the same to heat the water as a heat pump, by transferring heat and energy to a coil system––using solar energy rather than ground energy. These systems are up to 50 percent more energy efficient than their counterparts but also require a backup system for use on cloudy or high-demand days.

Choosing A Water Heater

Water heaters are sold based on how many gallons they hold. But more importantly, you want to look at the “first-hour rating” for storage-tank water heaters and “gallons-per-minute” rating for tankless. These numbers will give you a better idea of how much hot water you will get within a set amount of time.

The size and type of water heater that will work best for your family can be a complicated decision to make. Contact us or request service online, and one of our certified technicians can tell you what size and type of water heater will best suit your needs.

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“When we discovered a leak in our water heater the morning we were to leave for a trip, we called Pond’s in a panic. Our call was assigned to Steve, who responded quickly and advised us on how to keep our home safe from water damage while we were gone and to avoid an expensive after hour fee. Even with a miscommunication on my part, Steve still managed to get in and get the job done so that we were not without hot water. He also helped us make improvements on our system so that a future water heater failure would be quickly resolved. Thank you, Steve!”

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“We had a tankless water heater put in a few months ago. First off, if you've never had one I highly recommend looking into making the change. I speak for everyone in our family when I saw we absolutely love ours. The gentleman we were working with, Steve, did a great job of bouncing ideas of my wife and me before we finally got comfortable with the mindset shift. Even though we love it, it didn't come without its fair share of headaches. We got the tankless installed and all seemed well, but that night we noticed that the device was constantly heating water, even when we weren't using it. It was right below my bedroom and caused me to have a sleepless night! This wasn't suppose to happen and not acceptable. The manufacturer (not Ponds but one of the manufacturers they use) had issued a faulty circuit board.
Steve would call days and weeks after we installed the water heater to see how it was going. He would call the manufacturer, he would advocate for me as the customer, and he would do it on his own time before/after his work hours. He insisted that until we were perfectly happy, he wasn't going away. And true to his word, he stayed in touch with me until we were FULLY satisfied. Yes, I'm finally satisfied with the product – we got the circuit board replaced after some strong-arming the manufacturer from Steve. But I am thrilled with the commitment to quality and satisfaction Steve brought to the table. Steve personified everything good about Pond's.”

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“I called to make an appointment the morning our water heater went out, and was able to get a plumber at my home within hours. Steve was on time, efficient, personable and competent. He replaced our water heater within a couple of hours and left everything spotless when he was finished. A potentially frustrating problem was taken care of immediately–Great service!”

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“Steve from Pond's was wonderful! We needed to replace a water heater and water softener. Steve, came on time and was very knowledgeable about everything that needed to be done and explained it well. He went the extra mile to do the work well, put down tarps to protect our flooring and make sure we were well informed about the operation and maintenance of the new heater and softener. We are very pleased with Steve and Pond's and would highly recommend them.”

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