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Which Water Heater is Right for You

Which Water Heater is Right for You

There are several types of water heaters, and understanding the difference between all of them can be overwhelming. This blog will discuss two main water heater types: standard tank and tankless water heaters.

Standard Tank Water Heater

When you think of a water heater, you are likely thinking of a standard storage tank system. These systems have been around the longest and are typical in any home built prior to the early 2000s. However, although the oldest style, they are still a great option for many homeowners.

Standard storage tank water heaters are relatively simple to care for and are cheaper than other water heater models. A major issue with tank systems is that they take up a significant amount of space.

The size of the tank is determined by how much water is being kept at hot temperatures within the system. If you are a larger family that may require a significant amount of hot water between showers, dishes, and laundry, a much larger size would be encouraged so that the last person to shower isn’t left in the cold.

Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters are the more modern option. Newer homes are commonly built with a tankless water heater because of their size and hot water availability.

1. Size

Tankless water heaters are compact and do not take up a significant amount of space. They are popular because they can easily fit in various spots throughout the house regardless of the home’s size.

2. Hot Water Availability

Rather than storing hot water to be used, tankless systems heat water on an as-needed basis. Meaning, you never run out of hot water and your home’s energy is only being used when the hot water is needed.

Although size and hot water availability make tankless seem superior, they can be much more expensive and may require more costly maintenance than a traditional water heater.

Whichever water heater you choose, Plumb Level has your back. Let us help you repair, replace or tune up your water heater system. Give us a call at (979) 200-6674 today! We look forward to working with you!


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