When deciding to upgrade your water heater, you can choose between traditional and tankless water heaters. Both types have their pros and cons. Depending on your circumstances, there’s an excellent chance that either will work well in your home.
Tankless Water Heater Pros
One of the biggest pros of tankless water heaters is that they are energy efficient. They only heat water on demand when you need it. Unlike traditional water heaters, they don’t have standby heat loss. This saves you money on your energy bills.
Tankless water heaters take up little space. They can even be mounted on a wall in a closet, garage, or laundry room. They also tend to last about 20 years, which is twice as long as traditional water heaters do.
Tankless Water Heater Cons
The cost of having a tankless water heater installed is more expensive than a traditional one. Additionally, they may struggle to meet demand if multiple things need hot water at the same time.
Traditional Water Heater Pros
Since they’ve been around for many years, these water heaters are very reliable. Getting parts isn’t an issue, and plumbers are very experienced in working with them. They also have a high flow rate and can keep up with demand unless they run out of hot water.
Traditional Water Heater Cons
These water heaters have a shorter lifespan than tankless water heaters. Since they keep a tank of water heated at all times, they also consume much more energy than tankless water heaters. The water is continuously reheated as standby losses occur. Finally, traditional water heaters also take up a lot more space and so are usually installed in the garage, basement, or a big closet.
Fix-A-Leak Plumbing & Heating in Hauppauge, NY, can help you decide which type of water heater is right for you. As a full-service plumbing company, we also offer drain cleaning, pipe repair, sewer services, repiping, leak detection, sump pumps, and toilet services. Other services include appliance installation, gas line installation, kitchen and bath remodels, boilers, sewage ejector pumps, and thermostats. Call us today to find out more information.