Homeowners must make a number of decisions when it comes to maintaining
and upgrading their homes. Do they want an electric or gas stove? Should
they have a tub/shower combo or a walk-in shower? While these are some
of the more common things homeowners think about, there are some things
that they normally wouldn’t consider, such as a traditional water
heater vs. a tankless water heater.
There are some key differences that homeowners must understand regarding
each type of water heater. The information below can help you determine
which type of water heater is right for you.
Traditional Water Heaters
These are the big tanks you often find in a closet or the garage of a home.
It has a furnace that heats and stores water until it is ready to be used.
It triggers once the faucet is turned on and may take some time to heat
up, causing delayed access to hot water. It also requires the use of more
energy and gas to heat the water up. Because the water sits inside the
metal tank for extended periods of time, it can also cause rust to form,
which can sometimes travel through the pipes and into the shower or sink.
This can be quite troublesome for homeowners to endure.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are much smaller, usually just involving a panel
on the wall were the traditional water heater once was. This system creates
an instant and endless supply of hot water. This means no waiting, and
a big savings on utility bills due to less energy being used to heat the
water. These units also avoid the rust of a traditional water heater and
cost less to maintain and repair. Additionally, tankless water heaters
allow for more storage space in the area where the tank used to sit. Tankless
water heaters are most often the more effective option because it helps
save time, money, and space.
No matter which option the homeowner chooses, it is important to make sure
a professional plumber is there to help whenever something needs to be
installed or repaired. At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, our
knowledgeable Ohio and Indiana plumbing experts can assist you with the
installation of a tankless water heater or repair your traditional water
heater. We can help you with the right fix no matter what your needs.
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