As the second largest energy user in your home, consider upgrading to a new energy-efficient water heater from BGE HOME. Water heaters with today’s technology are much more energy-efficient than models from 10 or 15 years ago. Depending on your home’s energy source, you will need either a gas water heater or an electric water heater. If you’re looking to upgrade to a high-efficiency option, a heat pump water heater or a tankless water heater may be right for you.
In general, when you turn on a hot water faucet or use hot water in a washer or dishwasher, water pipes draw hot water from your tank. The heated water is drawn from the top of the tank and is replaced by cold water that is carried to the bottom by a tube. For more specific information about how Gas, Heat Pump and Tankless Water Heaters operate, read the information below.