Distinguishing Between Tankless Water Heaters and Traditional Tank Heaters
Most people know they have an option of either a Tankless Water Heater or a Traditional Water Heater for the water maintenance in their homes. However, most people don’t fully understand the difference between the two, and how to determine which one is best for their house.
To begin the process, you need to first identify how much water your house needs. Are you a family of 4, or is it just you and your dog? Next, you need to determine the ground water temperature in your area and figure out if you live in an extreme weather condition area or not.
At Home Angels, we know that our clients want to make the best decision possible for their home, so we’ve compiled a list of defining features that distinguish Tankless Water Heaters and Traditional Water Heaters.
Tankless Water Heaters
- Smaller units than Traditional Tank Heaters
- More installation versatility
- Less energy consumption
- On-demand water heating
- More expensive up-front than Traditional Tank Heaters
- Most cost effective over a long period of time
- 34% more energy efficient than Traditional Tank Heaters
- Longer lifespan than Traditional Heaters, coming in at 20-years
Traditional Tank Water Heaters
- Larger unit
- Cannot be placed outside
- Uses more energy than Tankless Water Heaters
- Stores and preheats 30 to 50 gallons of water
- Lower initial cost
- More costly overtime for energy consumption than Tankless option
- Shorter lifespan, coming in at 10 to 15-years
As you can see, there are a few things to consider here; first being your budget and next being the environment you live in. If you’re someone on a budget, consider that though the Tankless option is more expensive at first, it will actually save you close to $100 in energy bills every subsequent year.
If any of this seems overwhelming, we’re equipped to make professional recommendations to help you select the tank option that is right for you.