How do you choose an indoor water heater?
Which indoor water heater is the most suitable for you, depends on a number of things. Do you have electricity or are you connected to the natural gas network? How many people do you have in your household? What will the water heater be used for? Only for hot water in the kitchen or also in the bathroom? Is there sufficient ventilation in the room where the water heater will be installed? All matters that are important when purchasing an indoor water heater.
Electric-, natural gas- and propane- or butane gas water heaters
With regard to fuel, you can choose from three types of water heaters, namely electricity, natural gas and propane or butane gas. Most households opt for a natural gas or electricity geyser because this is available in most homes. If this is not available, such as in your caravan, then there is the water heater that runs on propane or butane gas.
How much capacity do I need?
Regarding capacity, it is smart to remember the following:
- Models that delivers up to 5 liters of water per minute are intended for, for example, filling a washbasin;
- Models that delivers up to 10 liters of water per minute are meant for showering;
- Models that supply more than 12 liters of water per minute can be used to fill a bath.
In addition, it is good to remember that when you choose an open water heater you must ensure that the room in which the water heater is located is continuously ventilated. An open water heater extracts the air required for combustion from the room in which it is installed. A room sealed device has its own supply of fresh air. With open water heaters, it is therefore important that there is sufficient ventilation in the room where the water heater is installed.
Water heater or boiler?
Another option is to purchase a boiler. More information can be found at boilers.
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