Safe Water Heaters
Picking the right water heater for you
You should consider multiple factors:
- How much your electric cost is?
- Do you have LP or Natural Gas?
- Are you restricted on space?
- Where will the location of the Water Heater be?
- How many people reside in your home?
When thinking of purchasing a water heater you should consult with a professional as each home should be evaluated!
There are many options available for heating your water these days: Tankless, Tank Type, Hybrid, and Solar.
The question becomes, which one do you choose?
That’s where we come in.
Our technicians spend over 400 hours a year in training so that we can help YOU choose the right one to invest in. A water heater‘s average life span is seven to ten years. In Florida it is often less with the hard water we have! The products we carry are the best in the market and outshine all the products sold in big box stores. Consult with a professional from Meares Plumbing advise you on your best option. Let’s take a look at your options.
Call us now and we will recommend the best system to fit your needs: (727) 863-8815
Hybrid Water Heaters
This technology is fairly new but has proven to be an excellent way to heat water. It is a tank type water heater with a heat pump on top. It uses the ambient air to heat the water and the byproduct is it blows 68-75degree air out! This saves you on your water heating bill and you’re a/c bill! If you have electric and not gas this is by far the way to heat your water. Hybrid Water Heaters are ENERGY STAR qualified.
Tankless Water Heaters
This technology has been around a while and is a great way to heat water. Gas tankless water heaters qualify for ENERGY STAR. They cost a little more up front but a lot less over the life of the heater. Tankless technology heats water only when a hot water item is opened. So when you are not using hot water, your water heater is not using energy. This technology can save you thousands of dollars that are getting flushed down the toilet!
Electric Tankless Water Heaters
Has the same thought process of gas tankless but is less energy efficient and does NOT qualify for ENERGY STAR. There are some practical applications for this but we do not recommend this for most applications.
Tank Type Water Heaters
This technology has been around over a hundred years and hasn’t changed much in that time. It is the least expensive up font cost but the MOST expensive to operate (standard tank type water heaters DO NOT qualify for ENERGY STAR). Think about all the energy it takes to keep that tank of water at 120 degrees all day everyday. And to think you still run out of hot water!