How old is the water heater in your home? If it’s over 10 years old, or you find yourself scheduling frequent repairs, it may be time to upgrade. But how do you know whether a traditional or tankless water heater unit is the right choice for your home and family’s needs? Here are a few of the key differences between the two.
Traditional Water Heaters:
- Lower upfront cost. Traditional water heaters have a lower upfront cost, making them an affordable option for homeowners looking to update their home appliance.
- Storage tank stores and maintains hot water. Traditional water heaters have a storage tank full of hot water that is usually found in a basement or laundry room.
- Instant hot water. These units provide instant hot water, but if the amount of hot water in your home limited to what is available in your storage tank. Make sure that you choose the right size for your home’s demand!
Tankless Water Heaters:
- Higher upfront cost. Tankless water heaters do have a higher upfront cost, but can save you money in the long run due to lower utility bills.
- No storage tank. Water is heated as it is needed. You can save space in your laundry room or basement, too!
- Unlimited hot water. Since there is no storage tank, you have unlimited hot water available to you. Never take a cold shower again.
- Energy efficient. Since tankless water heaters do not constantly store and heat water, they are the more energy efficient water heating option.
Time to replace your water heater? Give our professionals here at Dean’s Professional Plumbing a call! We can help you determine the best water heater for your needs and make sure that the installation goes smoothly.