Tank vs Tankless Water Heaters

January 8, 2020

If you are thinking about installing a new hot water heater in your home, you will find that you have two options to pick from when looking at modern equipment. Water heaters now come in both the traditional style that always stores a tank of hot water and a tankless style that heats water as it is used. To figure out which option suits your needs best, you should carefully consider several factors.

Installation Costs

Installation costs are significantly higher for a tankless water heater system. The typical storage-tank water heater is about $500 to $800 to install while a tankless system is about $2,000 to $4,500.

Convenience and Speed

Tank water heaters are better at providing a large volume of hot water at once. This is the sort of demand you’d make of the equipment if you wanted enough hot water to shower while doing laundry and running the dishwasher. However, once you run out of stored hot water, it will take much longer for a tank heater to provide you with more.

Maintenance and Repairs

Repairs and maintenance for tank heaters are far more affordable than for the newer type. However, residents of Raleigh, NC, will find that they need to use Your Service Professional Heating & Cooling‘s repair services less often for a tankless option, and the tankless water heater will last twice as long as a traditional one.

Energy Efficiency

Tankless water heaters are more energy efficient because they are not expending a lot of energy keeping water hot all day. Tankless heaters are about 25% to 35% more efficient than tank heaters. Efficiency increases if you use more water, so households with a high hot-water demand save even more on utilities.

Whether you decide on a tank or tankless water heater, we’ll be happy to help you with your selection, installation, maintenance, and repair. Your Service Professional Heating & Cooling in Raleigh also offers the same services for air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps. To find out more about any of these options or our full range of plumbing services, give us a call today.

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