Electric water heaters
Electric water heaters use warming rods in a large water tank to heat the water for use in the home during those cold months. Electric water heaters are 50% more efficient than gas-powered heaters, though they are more costly due to the amount of electricity generated and transmitted.
A common water heater that you will see throughout homes all throughout the United States is an electric water heater. There are a few water heater options and dealing with one is an investment in time and money. Water Heater Man wants to help you pick the one that’s right for you. With that in mind, every water heater has its pros and cons, but the electric water heater has its fair share of benefits. These benefits include:
Indoor Air Quality
Lower Cost of Purchase
What Size of an Electric Water Heater Is the One For Me?
We offer two sizes when it comes to electric water heaters. We have our smaller 40 gallon tank and then our larger 50 gallon tank. For efficiency, we recommend the 40 gallon tank. This is just because of the recent regulation updates regarding efficiency. If you have a house that provides hot water for 4 or more people, then we would definitely recommend our 50 gallon water heater.
40 Gallon Tank Electric Water Heater Specs
Electric 240 Voltage 4500/4500 Watts
4.46 feet tall
50 Gallon Tank Electric Water Heater Specs
Electric 240 Voltage 4500/4500 Watts
24 Inch Diameter
4.45 feet tall
How Does an Electric Water Heater Work?
If you compare an electric water heater to a gas water heater, you will notice that they have a lot of similarities, but they also have very key differences. They both bring cold water in through a dip tube and heats the water through different heating elements. The hot water then rises in the tank and is dispersed throughout the house or wherever hot water is needed. The biggest difference between these two is that the heating element for electric water heaters, is — you guessed it — electric.
That electricity is brought in via rods or warming elements that quickly and efficiently heat the water tank. A thermostat is then used to regulate the temperature of the water on a regular basis and a pressure-release valve helps prevent a build-up of pressure which could be dangerous. Once water is heated to the desired temperature, it is pumped through the home’s hot water pipes when needed, e.g. when you turn on the hot tap.
There are a few different types of electric water heaters available, including high-efficiency tanks which are insulated and can help save electricity costs long-term and hybrid heat pumps that use a combination of pre-existing air temperatures to preheat the water so less electricity is required. There are drawbacks of a hybrid heat pump such as needing a dedicated large space to place the equipment and the noise associated with running it. At Water Heater Man, we believe the standard electric water tank heaters are an excellent addition to your home.
Benefits of an Electric Water Heater
There are many benefits to using an electric water heater aside from the efficiency you will gain. The process is simple and convenient, allowing you to heat up your space using the natural and effective element of water. The extra cost you’re spending on the running of your electric water heater is worth it when you review the efficiency of the product, and the low initial purchase and installation cost.
Schedule With Us Today
Whether you’re interested in a 40-gallon or a 50-gallon electric water heater, Water Heat Man in Edmond has the perfect solution for you. Call to discuss your needs and we can quote based on your space and requirements or schedule an appointment for any estimates, installations, repair, or maintenance. We offer fast and reliable service that will have hot water running through your house again.