Do you need to purchase a new water heater for your home or office? Before you make a purchase, you need to first decide between the two main water heater types: traditional or tank less water heater.
What are the differences between a traditional and tank less water heater?
Although tank less water heaters are, on average, more efficient than traditional tank-style water heaters, they’re also more expensive — so expensive, in fact, that many potential customers wonder whether their high cost can ever be justified by likely energy savings.
While a typical tank water heater is supposed to last 10 to 13 years, tank less water heaters are estimated to last up to 20 years. If you're planning to stay in your home for a while, that's a hefty replacement fee you're saving.
A Traditional water heater stores and preheats 30-50 gallons of water in a tank. That preheated water is used whenever someone showers, does the laundry or washes dishes. The tank then refills to be reheated once again. Can run out of hot water – Ever been the last in your family to get the shower? It’s a chilling experience. This problem can be avoided by purchasing a larger tank (although that will be more in energy costs, as well.). Traditional water heaters are bigger and harder to place – they occupy more room and can’t be placed outside.
A Tank less water heater uses a heat source to warm up cool water on-demand whenever you need it rather than storing hot water in a tank. Tank less makes a good choice for large families because you have more people consistently using more hot water.
Contact Reese Services to install a new tank/tank less water heater for your home or office. Our technicians will happy to answer all your questions and concerns to help you make a final decision for the best water heater for your needs.