Offer more in less budget and of course are more environmental friendly as they deplete no fuel! Energy efficient products and practices offer a lot for environment as well as your daily needs. With much nagging about earth close to depletion of its energy resources, there are far more green products in the market now that are based on renewable resources. Renewable resources of energy-as you may already know- come without any drawback of using up any of the very few resources earth is left with. Therefore global economy is now shifting towards green technology.
Some of the factors you may consider while selecting a water heater are: Fuel efficiency and fuel cost, this will let you consider the type of fuel you can afford and its annual cost. Size of the water heater, by considering this factor you are actually evaluating the amount of hot water that is utilized at your home. Its annual cost and efficiency, this is an important factor while consider the type of heater you are about to install at your premises as it will tell you whether this product is better and should you consider this over a more energy efficient heater.
According to EPA (United States Environment Protection Agency) survey, heating water at home accounts for 15% of energy usage at home! So if you are using Energy Efficient Water Heaters you end up paying less utility bills automatically. Two most important factors to check for, while buying an Energy Efficient Water Heater are EF (Energy Factor) and FHR (First Hour Rating). If the energy factor rating of the heater is high the more efficient it is, as simple as that.
Conventional Storage Water Heaters, Demand (tank less) Water Heaters, Heat Pump Water Heaters and Solar Water Heaters with electric backup are the types of water heater available in the market. Solar heaters offer largest energy savings harnessing natural sunlight for heating purpose.