How often do you sit and think about your water heater? It's such a treat to take a hot bath. And how satisfying is it to wash your dishes in perfectly warm water - but how does it happen? There are two types of water heaters, and we are going to weigh the pros and cons of each!
Tank Water Heater - the proper name is a "storage tank water heater." These large cylindrical tanks store water in their reservoir and heat the water, either electrically or by gas. The storage tank water heater holds anywhere from 30-50 gallons of water and is most common in many homes.
- simple installation
- consistent water supply due to reservoir
- low maintenance
- easy to repair (in most circumstances)
- is not energy efficient
- takes up space
- shorter life span
Tankless Water Heater - this water heater option uses high-powered burners to rapidly heat water as it passes through on its way to your sink or tub. The tankless water heater is available with a gas option or electric. This option is becoming much more popular in new homes. Let's see the pros and cons...
- energy efficient - only heats water as needed
- takes up very little space
- typically costs less to run
- more difficult to install
- requires water softener
- may need multiple heaters depending on water volume
If you're in the market for a new hot water heater, or looking to upgrade, let's talk! Schedule a visit with us online, and we look forward to working with you!