Tankless versus Traditional Water Heaters: What’s the Difference?

What is a tankless water heater? the water heater man services and installs water heatersHave you ever given thought to a new water heater? If you’re moving or are planning a renovation, you might be ready to compare the two options. For those of you who haven’t read up on your water heater details, we’ve put together some quick facts.

Learn the basics and compare traditional and tankless water heaters

What is a traditional water heater?

Most water heaters use a tank or a form of “storage”.They may hold 20 to 120 gallons of water, and they use a gas burner or electric heating elements.

What is a tankless water heater?

Some people call tankless water heaters “demand” water heaters. These heat the water as you need it, meaning that you aren’t continually heating water if you aren’t using it.

What are some pros and cons of a traditional water heater?

The tank walls are insulated, but the tank typically loses some heat through the walls. The initial cost of a traditional water tank is usually lower than a tankless model, but you may save money and energy with a tankless model. Modern heaters also can hold a large amount of water and reheat quickly.

What are some pros and cons of a tankless water heater?

Tankless water heaters offer energy savings which translate to money savings for you. However, the initial cost of installing a tankless water heater is higher than the standard models.Tankless water heaters also have a longer lifespan than most traditional ones. Tankless water heaters may not be up to the demands of a full household, depending on your needs.

Do you still have water heater questions?

We’re happy to help you decide which water heater makes the most sense for your home. Give us a call at 913-742-1477.