Among the many plumbing jobs that our licensed plumbers handle is the installation of tankless water heaters. These kinds of water heaters are becoming popular for homes for a number of good reasons. Compared to tank water heaters, tankless water heaters are…
- …highly energy efficient, since they only run when there’s a demand for hot water.
- …space saving.
- …excellent at providing large quantities of water, since there’s no water supply to deplete.
- …long lived.
So, a tankless water heater is always the superior choice when it’s time for a new water heater installation, right?
No, not necessarily. No two households have the same water heating needs or the same budgets. There are times when a storage-tank water heater is a better choice.
A Tank Water Heater May Fit Your Budget Plan
Although a tankless water heater will help a household save money over its service life, it is also a more expensive option to install. Because a tank water heater is less expensive to purchase up front, it’s often simply better for a household’s current budget.
Tankless Systems Have Drawbacks in Some Cases
It’s common to believe that a tankless water heater will never run out of hot water. It’s true that it doesn’t have a hot water supply that will run out—it will always heat up more—but a tankless water heater can be overwhelmed by demand. Multiple taps on at once can put too much stress on the tankless system. If your home often has more than more hot water tap running, you might be better off with a tank water heater rather than paying for more than one tankless system.
Call Us to Find the Right Water Heater for You
Making a decision about putting in a water heating system requires input from experts. Contact us and we’ll look at all the factors in your household to guide you toward a tankless or tank system.