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Hybrid Water Heaters in Allentown by Tim Beil Plumbing

One of the best parts of owning a home in this day and age is the fact that there are so many different appliances available, each able to improve upon the comfort and convenience with which you live. As the old adage goes, though, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. All of the options available to homeowners when it comes to certain appliances, water heaters included, can make the process of choosing which one is right for your home quite difficult. If you are in the market for a new water heater, you may find yourself in this situation. It’s at times such as these that the advice and recommendations of a skilled, experienced professional are indispensable.

The skilled technicians at Tim Beil Plumbing are here to answer any questions that you may have regarding available systems. One which you are certainly wise to consider is the hybrid water heater. We install and service hybrid water heaters throughout the Allentown, PA area, and you can count on our technicians to get the job done right every step of the way.

Call Tim Beil Plumbing for hybrid water services throughout the Allentown, PA area.

What is a Hybrid Water Heater?

To determine if a hybrid water heater is the right fit for your home and personal preferences, you must first understand the way in which such systems operate. To understand the operation of a hybrid water heater, you must have a basic understanding of both storage tank and tankless water heater systems. The hybrid water heater is essentially an amalgamation of the two.

Storage tank water heaters are the systems that many envision when picturing a water heater. They can run on natural gas, electricity, and other fuels, and feature a sizable water storage tank. This tank maintains a reservoir of water, which is kept at a steady temperature by the heating mechanism. The idea is that this water will be ready to go whenever you may need it. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, do not feature a storage tank and instead heat only the water you need, as you need it. They are smaller, and their heating style allows you to heat water in an on–demand fashion, nearly instantaneously.

When you choose to use a hybrid water heater in your home, you get the best that both systems have to offer. Essentially, a tankless water heater is paired with a water storage tank. As hot water is called for, hot water is pulled from the top of the tank. Cold water enters the system at the bottom, and is pulled up through the heating components of the heater. It then is directed towards the top of the storage tank. Cold water stops entering the tank when the hot water is no longer called for, and the water in the tank is brought up to temperature via the heater.

We Install and Service Tankless Water Heaters Throughout the Area

Both storage and tankless water heaters have their drawbacks. Storage models are subject to standby energy loss, as their large tanks will inevitably face some heat loss in the time between uses. Tankless water heaters eliminate this issue, but may be overwhelmed when a lot of hot water is needed, as they have no reservoir of hot water to call upon. By using a hybrid water heater you can bridge the gap between these two systems, taking advantage of the quick and efficient operation of the tankless water heater while also having the security of a backup supply of hot water. Just remember that you must have a hybrid water heater which is the appropriate size for your home, and which is installed and serviced expertly. You’ll have no doubt about it when you work with the professionals at Tim Beil Plumbing.