Can you imagine what life would be like without hot water in your home? I can’t either. No hot water. That means freezing cold showers. No hot water for the dishes or when you wash certain types of clothing. Your quality of life would definitely suffer, and that’s why water heaters are so important. But not all water heaters are the same, and one type of water heater might be the best option for one household whereas another water heater type might be the best option for another household. Here is a brief rundown of tank and tankless water heater types, and which water heater type could make the best sense for your household.
Tank Type Water Heater
The tank type water heater is exactly what it sounds like- a tank full of hot water. When that hot water gets used, it will take some time for new water to become heated and be available. This could be problematic for families that use a lot of hot water during the day. Hot showers by different family members, running the washing machine, dishwasher, washing your hands- it all adds up, and that could mean the hot water gets used up fairly quickly. But if it’s just one or a handful of people using hot water each day, and these people don’t take long hot showers or otherwise regularly use hot water, then the tank type water heater might make a lot of sense.
Tankless Water Heaters
The tankless water heater is a great option for big families or those who never want their hot water to run out. A tankless water heater is an on-demand water heater. The water is heated only when it’s needed. This not only means the possibility of long hot showers without any worries, but also greater energy-efficiency- since the water is only heated when it’s needed rather than being heated and stored even when you’re not using the hot water.
So, which type of water heater costs less? Well, that depends on a few different factors, but in general, the tank type water heater will be less expensive to purchase and set up whereas the tankless water heater will provide you with greater energy-efficiency and energy savings over time. Tankless water heaters will also generally last years longer. So, if you plan to stay in your home for many years, then the tankless water heater will likely cost you less over the long run. If you’re only going to be in the place for a short while, you don’t require hot water often, and you need a new water heater, then the tank type water heater might be the best option.
If you’re not entirely sure about which water heater type makes the most sense for your situation or you’re having problems with a current water heater in your home or business, then please call us at AAA AUGER Plumbing Services for the best water heater help and advice. You can learn more about us and how we can help you by browsing through our AAA AUGER Plumbing Services website, https://aaa-auger.com.