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Should I Get a Tank or Tankless Water Heater?

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Are you in the market for a new water heater? If so, you’ll want to choose between conventional water heaters and the newer, tankless versions.

Conventional water heaters hold your hot water in a large, cylindrical tank and use energy to keep that water warm until you need it. Tankless water heaters heat the water as you need it.

Conventional Water Heaters: The Pros and Cons

Conventional water heaters are less expensive to purchase and install and they are simpler, which makes water heater repair easier and cheaper.

However, these water heaters are more expensive to use. You’ll waste a lot of energy (and a lot of money paying for that energy!) just keeping your hot water hot in between the times when you’re using it.

Conventional water heaters can also only hold so much water. If you regularly need more than about three showers worth of hot water, this may not be the best option for you.

Finally, conventional water heaters usually only last 10-15 years. The lifespan may be shorter in areas with hard water.

Tankless Water Heaters: The Pros and Cons

A tankless hot water heater saves you up to 25% on your energy costs each month. Since it will also last for 20-30 years, it could easily pay for itself over its lifespan.

A tankless water heater can also get you as much hot water as you need. Because it heats water on demand, it can simply keep heating until your hot water needs are met.

The tankless hot water heater takes up much less space in your home because it doesn’t have a massive tank to store water.

However, a tankless water heater costs significantly more than a conventional one. It may not be able to heat water fast enough to keep up with your needs at peak usage times, and tankless water heater installation may require paying to move and restructure existing piping.

Call Rosenthal for Your New Water Heater Today

Our plumbing experts can help you choose the best new water heater for your situation. We’ll install it, too, so you can be 100% sure that you’ll have the hot water you need again soon!

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