Investing in a new water heater is a serious commitment. You can expect to own your new water heater for up to a decade. That means it’s important to have some accurate information about water heaters, so you can be confident you are making an informed decision. At Royal Plumbing, Heating, & Air, we want to help you decide what water heater is right for your needs.
Two popular options for homeowners are tankless or tank storage water heaters. Each option has its pros and cons, which need to be considered. The experts at Royal have years of experience with both types of water heater, so we can find the right one for you.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are designed to rapidly heat water, negating the need for storage. This provides on demand access to hot water, without having to worry about running out. These systems typically have more than double the useful life of a tank storage water heater. Tankless water heaters are also more energy efficient, so they can lower your bills in the long term. These systems are compact, allowing the water heater to be installed even in cramped spaces.
Traditional “Tank” Storage Water Heaters
This type of water heater is traditionally composed of an insulated tank, heated by natural gas or electricity, along with pipes to deliver hot water to its destinations. These water heaters are typically simpler than a tankless system. The storage tanks are also quite large, taking up a lot of space.