Water heater replacement and installations come in a variety of different options. From size, power source, styles, features, manufactures and so forth, it’s easy to get lost in trying to figure this out on your own. However, understanding the two basic differences can help you determine the type of application you wish to use based on features and your budget. And best of all, having the knowledgeable and experienced professionals at Bosque Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing assisting you through this process makes this a much easier decision to understand and make.
Traditional Water Heaters
Traditional hot water heaters are more commonly found in many homes today. They are often referred to as a hot water “tank” because they use an integrated storage tank where your water is stored. Even though traditional water heaters come in various sizes, the more prevalently used tanks generally hold up to 40 gallons of water at a time.
Traditional water heaters also use one of two power sources: gas/propane or electricity. Electric water heaters are approximately 30-50% more efficient than natural gas or propane units. However, natural gas or propane water heaters usually perform better than electric water heaters in terms of their heating rate, meaning gas or propane heaters generally heat the water temperature faster. The life spans for both types typically range between 12-15 years.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are becoming more and more popular for use in homes today. As the name suggests, these types of water heaters do not require a large storage tank. This makes this type of system more ideal because they are very space conservative.
Another major breakthrough for tankless water heaters is that tankless systems heats the water as it passes through it, which means it only heats the water that you are actually using. Their advancements in both technology and affordability have helped increase their popularity and are becoming more widely used today.
Traditional vs. Tankless: What Type of Water Heater Works Best for You?
Homes built in the early 2000’s or prior are coming up on the time for replacing their water heaters right around now. At Bosque Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing, our certified, experienced, and licensed technicians can help guide you throughout this process. We can help you choose which system will help create the most efficiencies, energy cost savings, space and convenience features. And since we work with all major brands we can present you with a variety of options tailored to exactly what you are looking for and what fits your needs. Call today to schedule your Free No-Obligation In-Home Consultation.