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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heater

So your water heater finally bit the dust and now you’re left in the predicament of trying to figure which new water heater you should purchase for your home. The age-old debate of tank vs tankless water heaters is nothing new, but the answers differ between all households.

Conventional Tank Water Heaters

Tank water heaters have long been the standard choice in the United States as they offer the most standard approach for heating and distributing water throughout your home. They work by heating up the entire tank of water for use whenever you need it. However, once the tank is drained of hot water, the heating process must start over again. This could leave you with gaps in hot water.

While their inability to constantly provide hot water makes them slightly less desirable, their lower cost of installation makes up for it!

Tankless Water Heaters

The other most common water heater option is the tankless model. Tankless models are best known for their ability to provide a continuous stream of hot water, so you will never have to worry about running out when everyone has to shower at 7 am on a Monday morning. They are also far more efficient than standard water heaters since they don’t have to keep an 80-gallon tank of water at a constant temperature.

The downside to installing a tankless model is that it will cost you much more money upfront, although you can look forward to energy savings in the future!

No matter which type of water heater you have installed right now, remember that it won’t last forever! Prepare for the inevitable now by contacting our team of experts for advice on which type of water heater is best for you and your situation. Call us at (804) 214-2077 or contact us online for more information about our water heater services!