Water Heaters are becoming more sophisticated and efficient. If your old water heater is on its way out, you should use this opportunity to install an Energy Star-rated model. You don't have to install a tankless water heater to enjoy energy savings, though tankless models are generally more efficient than conventional tank models. For help deciding which water heater best serves your needs, let Walsh Brothers
with over 57 years experience help guide you through the process.
Traditional Tank Water Heaters
How They Work: Traditional storage water heaters have been around for a long time, and are still the most popular models around. After cold water from the water supply enters the tank, a heating element heats the water and keeps it hot until it's ready for use. As hot water exits through the top of the tank, cold water enters through the bottom. Walsh Brothersoffers both electric and gas water heaters from brands such as Rinnai, Bradford White and A. O. Smith with capacities between 30 and 100 gallons.
Pros: Traditional tank water heaters only cost a few hundred dollars, and most homes are designed to accommodate these models.
Cons: A traditional tank water heater uses energy at all times to keep water hot, which can drive up your energy bill. A tank model can also run out of hot water after heavy use, and may take a while to replenish.
Tankless Water Heaters
How They Work: Unlike a storage water heater, a tank-less unit heats water on demand with a sophisticated heating element. Then moment you turn on the shower or start your dishwasher, water enters the tank-less unit, gets heated to the proper temperature, and travels to the appropriate fixture or appliance.
Pros: Instead of heating water 24/7, a tank-less unit only operates when you need hot water. This can provide energy savings of 30 to 45%. Tank-less units also provide a virtually endless supply of hot water and are a lot more compact than tank units.
Cons: Installing a tank-less water heater is a significantly larger initial investment than installing a conventional model. Also, some tank-less units have difficulty supplying hot water to two or more fixtures at once.
Whether you're interested in a electric, gas or even tank-less water heater, the professionals at Walsh Brothers
will gladly install it for you. Once your system is installed, we can provide all the maintenance and repairs you need.
With over 57 Years of Water Heater expertise serving your local community Walsh Brothers is your ONLY choice.
Call TODAY (610) 623-2789 and request a FREE Estimate on any Water Heater service, repair or Installation.
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Since 1959, our family-owned and operated business has been serving the Delaware County Main Line and Philadelphia.