Tankless vs. Tank Water Heater

There are several pros and cons when it comes to choosing either a tankless water heater or a traditional water heater for your Punta Gorda home. Tankless water heaters are more energy sufficient because they only use energy while they heating water up. Whereas the traditional water heater stores heated water in a tank. The more hot water a person uses, the tank has to have time to heat more hot water up. The tankless water heat immediately heats the water as it is being used.

There is no waiting for the water to heat up. Size is another issue. Most tankless water heaters can fit in a small coat closet and is mounted on the wall. It is lightweight and there is a low risk of an individual’s house flooding because of a leak since it does not hold 40-50 gallons of water.

The amount of hot water being used throughout the day will also determine what size of heater you will need. If you have a high usage of hot water, a bigger tank is needed before you will run out of hot water. Since a tankless heater heats as hot water is needed, you will not run out of hot water as long as you have an appropriately sized heater.

One of the down sides of the tankless heater compared to a traditional water heater is cost. A traditional heater with a 50 gallon tank can range from $400-600, a tankless heater will run about $1000-1300 not including install. Both types of water heaters can be may be powered by either gas or electricity. Both types of water heater also carry similar warranties. There are also tankless heaters that may be used outside which you will not find a traditional heater that will you to do the same.

When it is all said and done, it is up to each home owner to decide which one is the better option.

Not sure which way to tip the balance yet? Contact Bill The Plumber your professional Punta Gorda Contractor, our knowledgeable staff will help you choose the right water heater for your lovely home. Call us today at (941) 924-8418.

 

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