Types of Water Heaters

At KC Water Heaters, we offer a wide range of water heater options to meet the unique needs of our customers in Kansas City, MO. Whether you’re looking for a gas or electric water heater, a tank-style or tankless unit, we have the expertise to guide you towards the best choice for your home or business. Explore the different types of water heaters we offer below:

Gas Water Heaters

Gas water heaters are a popular choice among homeowners and businesses in Kansas City, MO, due to their efficient performance and reliability. We offer two main types of gas water heaters:

1. Tank-Style Atmospheric Vent

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Tank-style atmospheric vent water heaters operate by drawing in combustion air from the surrounding environment and venting the exhaust gases through a flue. These units are cost-effective, easy to install, and suitable for most residential and commercial applications. This is by far the most common type of water heater. Tank style water heaters last about 15-20 years with minimal maintenance for the Kansas City area.

2. Power Vent Tank-Style

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Power vent tank-style water heaters utilize a powered exhaust fan to vent the combustion gases outdoors. This design allows for greater flexibility in installation, as the exhaust can be vented through a sidewall or roof. Power vent models are ideal for situations where conventional venting is challenging or not feasible.

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, provide hot water only when it is needed, eliminating the need for a storage tank. They offer several benefits, including energy savings and endless hot water supply. While there are two types of tankless water heaters, we only install condensing units.

1. Condensing Tankless

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Condensing tankless water heaters utilize advanced technology to extract heat from exhaust gases, maximizing energy efficiency. These units are highly efficient and can provide hot water on demand for multiple applications simultaneously.

2. Non-Condensing Tankless

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Non-condensing tankless water heaters are a more affordable option for those seeking the benefits of on-demand hot water. While they may have slightly lower efficiency compared to condensing models, they still offer significant energy savings and a continuous supply of hot water.

Electric Water Heaters

Electric water heaters are a reliable choice for properties without access to natural gas or those seeking an alternative to gas-powered units. While they are not as common in Kansas City, MO, due to our colder winter climate and hard water conditions, electric water heaters can be suitable for specific applications. We offer the following electric water heater options:

1. Electric Tank

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Electric tank water heaters store hot water in a large tank, ready to be used when needed. They are easy to install and suitable for properties with lower hot water demands. Standard electric water heaters are the second most common type of water heater.

2. Heat Pump Hybrid

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Heat pump hybrid water heaters utilize heat pump technology to extract heat from the air and transfer it to the water. This energy-efficient option can significantly reduce electricity consumption compared to traditional electric tank units.

Please note that while electric tankless water heaters are available, they are better suited for tropical climates or RVs due to their limitations in colder climates and hard water conditions.

At KC Water Heaters, we understand the importance of selecting the right water heater for your specific needs. Our knowledgeable team is here to provide expert advice and professional installation services to ensure you have a reliable and efficient hot water system in your Kansas City property.

(913) 962-7000: Contact us for expert water heater advice and installation in Kansas City, MO