Hot water is in a large part of homes is heated by water heaters.
When choosing an electric water heater, one needs to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and choose the one that corresponds to the number of members in your family, or the average daily consumption. Choose a water heater that has an additional insulation to reduce heat loss, such as polyurethane thermal insulation of 100 mm thickness.
When installing a new water heater, it would be desirable that it is very close to the place of consumption of hot water in order to minimize losses of heat through the pipes.
It is recommended that you use an electric water heater set to economic operation, which means that the water temperature will always be between 55 degrees Celsius and 60 degrees Celsius. Usually, hot water is used at a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius, which is an ideal temperature that is achieved by mixing hot and cold water.
Water heaters are generally used in bathrooms for the preparation of hot water up to 4 gallons per minute (at 45 ° C). The advantage of these devices is low cost, high efficiency, low thermal losses in short pipelines and a short warm-up time. The disadvantages are relatively high power (12-27 kW) (which requires a three-phase connection), and depending on the rate, they are from two times more expensive compared to gas water heaters.
What Should It Cost?
If you want to know how much does a 40 – gallon hot water heater cost, you should not that they are more expensive compared to the smaller ones and cost somewhere between $1000 and $3000.
Regardless of what type of water heater you decide to buy, consider carefully what you actually need. It is not easy to decide, especially when it comes to something bigger, or something you expect that will serve you for years.
Depending on the space that you have, or the place where you will install the water heater, you should choose an economical water heater. Also, when it comes to installation, there are vertical and horizontal water heaters.
What Type Should You Get?
The water heaters are made of stainless steel or enamel. Water heaters made of stainless steel are more durable compared to the other type. There are water heaters provide hot water from the moment you turn on the tap, until it is closed. On the other hand, storage water heaters heat up large quantities of water, but you have hot water in limited quantities.