Selecting the Right Hot Water System for Your Home

In today's world of advanced technology, keeping our homes or offices comfortable has now become much easier with the development of heating, air conditioning, and water and ventilation systems. And, with the advancement in climate control technologies, safe and healthy building conditions are more achievable.

A hot water heating system, also best known as water heaters or hot water tanks, is an appliance that provides constant stock of hot water. This makes use of a heating source, usually a direct or gas heating supply line, a boiler for heating water in a closed system or heat exchanger for direct heating, pump for circulation of water, and a radiator through which the heated water passes for distribution on demand to showers or sinks.

There are many types of hot water heaters available in the market today, but generally these can be grouped into two categories:

  1. Instantaneous system which is designed to make water hot on demand
  2. Hot water storage which is intended to store hot water ready for usage

In choosing how your hot water is supplied, here are a few key factors that you need to consider:

Household size. This includes the number of people living in the house and their corresponding ages.

The amount of hot water needed. This covers two things: the amount and the time when water is consumed at high levels. Do you normally use a lot of it at one time? This also includes if your dishwasher or washing machine draws water from the same system.

Fuel type available. There many sources of energy. In a lot countries, the most commonly used are natural gas, oil, solid fuels, and LPG. Alternative sources can also be used such as solar energy and heat pumps.

There are still other considerations that you need to take into account when selecting the right water heating system for your home. Just take note that ideally, it is cost and energy-effective to have all of the rooms that require hot water to be situated close to each other.