The conventional water heater is something most people are familiar with. You see it in your laundry room or your basement and it’s usually a large 20 to 80-gallon silo. It’s one of those appliances you rarely notice or worry about as long as it’s providing its service consistently.
The conventional water heater is a pretty simple, no-frills appliance. It heats up a reservoir of water and when another appliance in the house requires hot water, the water exits the top of the tank and travels to that appliance. As hot water exits the top of the tank, cold water enters to continue the heating cycle.
This type of water heater is dependable for hot water when you need it, but it could be overkill. Depending on how much hot water your household requires, it may not be the most efficient option for your home.