If you’re interested in purchasing a new water heater, it’s important to know the different options that are available. There are two main categories of water heaters which include traditional and tankless. Make sure to understand the pros and cons before choosing the right type of water heater.
Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters, which are sometimes called on-demand or instantaneous water heaters, provide a continuous supply of hot water without being stored in a water tank. The water heats up instantly with either electric or gas burner as it flows through the pipes.
Tankless water heaters are more energy efficient than traditional water heaters. It only heats the water as you use it, decreasing your utility bill and saving energy. Tankless water heaters are also smaller and can be installed in more places. They are known to last longer than traditional water heaters with a lifespan of 20 plus years.
The installation of tankless water heaters is slightly more expensive than installing traditional water heaters. Because some tankless water heaters are smaller, they may not be able to supply enough hot water for simultaneous use. To solve this issue, consider installing a high-rated tankless water heater or installing multiple units.
Traditional Water Heater
Traditional water heaters store and heat 30-50 gallons of water in a large tank. As you consume the hot water, the tank refills and heats the water all over again.
The installation of a traditional water heater costs significantly less that the installation of a tankless water heater. They are also easy and inexpensive to repair and replace.
Although the installation is less expensive, you’ll notice your utility bill is higher with a traditional water heater. They use more energy because of the continuous source of heat needed. Traditional water heaters are found to be less convenient as they run out of water more quickly and have a shorter lifespan of 10-15 years
Our greatest concern is your comfort, which is why we offer fast, reliable service for all your repairs and installation needs. For more information on how to choose the right water heater, contact our staff at (801) 915-4495 or fill out our contact form online.