When the time comes to replace your hot water heater, there are generally two styles to choose from, a conventional tank water heater and a tankless water heater. Both are available in electric or gas power.
As far as comparing benefits, here are the basics to help:
Tank Water Heaters
Available in varying sizes usually ranging from 30 to 50 gallons to store ready-to-use hot water in the tank after heating, it requires some substantial storage space in the garage or utility closet. Tanks use energy around the clock to continuously keep the water at the desired temperature so it is ready to use when the faucet is turned on. Once the hot water in the tank runs out, you have to wait for it to refill and reheat. The shelf life of a tank water heater is usually 10+ years and has less up-front costs when compared to a tankless option.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters tend to be much more energy efficient because they operate more on an on-demand scenario versus around the clock. Since it heats only when needed, it doesn’t store water, making its storage area much smaller, such as the wall or the corner of the garage or utility closet. A tankless water heater has a much longer shelf life of 20-30 years when compared to a conventional tank of just over 10 years. The up-front costs for a tankless are much higher than a tank but the energy savings over time will pay for itself.
About Paradigm Plumbing
When looking to replace your hot water heater, call the experts at Paradigm Plumbing. From water heaters to filtration systems, the experts at Paradigm Plumbing are here to help you. They are a licensed and insured plumbing service company that has been serving residential and commercial customers throughout Palm Beach County since 2001. They offer maintenance plans and 24/7 emergency service. For more information, call (561) 841-9008 during regular business hours.
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