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Water Heater Options: Which System is Best?

Throughout the last couple of months, we have been reminding our customers of the new Water Heater Regulations that go into effect on April 16, 2015.

U.S. Dept. of Energy New Water Heater Regulations

You still have time to take advantage of the lower water heater manufacturer and installation costs before April 16th hits. Call Gold Medal and receive an additional $125 off your new water heater.

To help you decide which kind of water heater is best for you, take a look at your different water heater options.

Water Heater Options

Water Heater Options

Storage-tank: This is the most common type of water heater, and is the type you probably have. Although they only last about 10 years, they are the cheapest option to install. They continuously heat your hot water 24/7/365. 

Water Heater Option - Storage Tank

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Water heater options

Hybrid Electric Heat PumpTThe hybrid electric heat pump is a cross between your traditional water heater and the tankless water heater systems. These hybrid systems are very efficienct, on avarage using about 60% less electricity than your standard water heater tank. The electric motor only runs when hot water is in high demand. This water heater option can pay for itself in water heating savings in as little as 3 to 4 years.

Indirect Gas: This is a type of water heater that is connected to your HVAC heating unit. By combinging forces, this water heater option is highly efficient. One of the least expensive ways of heating water, an indirect gas water heater may be the right choice for you. The newer models are able to work with different kinds of heating systems, including radiant floor and hydronic heating systems. Maximize the energy your furnace uses to heat your home by connecting your water heater.

Tankless: New technology allows your water heater to turn on only when it is needed. That means that your water heater won't constantly be heating a huge tank of water. You could easily save more than 30% on your annual water heating costs by switching. Tankless water heater also last about twice as long as traditional water heaters. They can be used for all the areas in your home:

  • Pool showers
  • Hot tubs
  • Outdoor sinks
  • Remote bathrooms

 

For more information on the differences between tank and tankless water heaters, visit our blog to compare the advantage and disadvantages of the different water heater options.

Gold Medal Service Tankless Water Heater

Solar: Solar water heaters can work well in any climate. All you need is a sunny south-facing rooftop. Depending on the conditions, you will save anywhere from 50-80% off your water heating bill, amounting to hundreds of dollars every year. However, you should expect to pay well over $2,000 for a solar water heater system; it will take a couple of years to make your money back, but the system should last about 20 years, making the lifetime savings significant. You need a back-up water heater connected to the storage tank, so it definitely won't be a space-saver like the tankless water heater, but give us a call and we will help you decide if a solar water heater is best for you.

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, call us at 1-800-553-6060. We can help you determine exactly which water heater is right for your home. Our full range of products and installation services ensures that you get the right water heater at its maximum efficiency.

If you’re looking for the latest and greatest to replace your current system, the most efficient water heater option would be a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters provide you with instant hot water, meaning no more high water bills heating water you aren’t using!


For all your water heater needs, call Gold Medal Service for efficient and effective repairs, replacements, and instllations.

To schedule water heater conversion or replacement, or for further advice, contact the professionals at Gold Medal Service.

Just call your friendly Gold Medal customer service representative or schedule an appointment online and we'll be there with our same day service guarantee to fix your hot water heater or install a new more energy-efficient tankless water heater.

Give us a call today at 1-800-553-6060 (live support available 24/7)

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