Choosing Between Tank and Tankless Water Heaters

Imagine having to get by without any hot water in your home. Suddenly it makes sense why people in the “olden days” only bathed or showered every few weeks! That’s some cold water!

Thankfully, you have a water heater in your home that provides you with reliable hot water for everything from bathing to washing laundry. Or at least that system should provide you with reliable hot water. If this isn’t the case though and you are instead struggling with lukewarm or cold water, it means it may be time to schedule a water heater replacement with your plumber in Springfield, PA.

When you need to replace your water heater you will need to choose whether you want a tank or tankless system as your next unit. We’ll explain the benefits and drawbacks of each system below.

Why Opt For a Tankless Water Heater?

Tankless water heaters are not going to be as common as their storage tank counterparts however they are rapidly showing up in more and more homes across the country. This is because they are able to offer reliability and incredible efficiency.

  • Reducing your use of water:  Because tankless water heaters do not have to heat and store gallons of water they use much less water overall.
  • No standby heat loss: Tankless water heaters do not have to keep water hot and ready throughout the day which means they can avoid the inefficient by-product that storage tank systems are often faced with which is standby heat loss.
  • Space-saving options: No storage tank means that tankless systems use a lot less space. This means that you can reclaim a certain portion of your closet, basement, or another part of your home.
  • Constant access to hot water: Whenever you turn on a hot water tap in your home your tankless water heater will turn on and start to produce warm water for you. Unless your water demands are exceedingly high there is no chance of running out

When To Choose a Tank Water Heater

Tankless water heaters often sound like the best choice to many people. However, this does not necessarily make them the best option for your home. Tankless water heaters are definitely reliable but they start to struggle when the demand for hot water becomes too high. Busier home May the one that needs a tank water heater instead. Here are some other great benefits of choosing this option:

  • Great efficiency: Storage tank water heaters are built to be as energy-efficient as possible. You can choose from natural gas-based systems or all-electric systems that allow you to keep your energy costs at a minimum.
  • They are dependable: Because a tank water heater stores gallons of water and keeps it heated all day long, it means you can enjoy hot water immediately.
  • They provide for high demands: A storage tank system can handle a home that needs to have hot water for dishwashing at the same time as it needs hot water for a shower. Heavy hot water demands are rarely a problem for these systems.

Need help choosing or installing your next water heater? Turn to the experts to get the job done.

Schedule your appointment with Walsh Brothers Plumbing and Mechanical Services, Inc. Fast-Friendly-Reliable.

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