In the market for a new water heater? Whether you’re replacing an old one or in the process of new construction, consider which type will be best for you and your family: a traditional water heater or a tankless water heater.
A traditional water heater stores and preheats 30-50 gallons of water in a tank. It is constantly heating the water so that it is available for immediate use. A tankless water heater, also known as an “on demand” water heater, uses an external heat source, such as electric, solar or gas, to heat the water as you need it. Since they do not store water, they are more compact and can be installed outside of the house.
As we go through the pros and cons of traditional versus tankless water heaters, these four points will be your deciding factors on which is the best choice for you. Ultimately, it is important to know what you and your family need out of a hot water heater. Do you need a constant supply of hot water? Do you need hot water for more than one appliance at once, for example the washer and the dishwasher at the same time, or two showers going at the same time? Is there limited space in your home to install a traditional hot water heater?
When making the decision if a tankless water heater is best for your home, weigh the pros and cons against the four points. A tankless water heater can be a great solution for a small space, households with lower usage and for the energy conscious.
Our expert technicians at Universal can help you decide which hot water heater is best for your preferences and your home. We offer installation, repair and maintenance on traditional water heaters as well as several types of tankless water heaters.
Whether or not a tankless not water heater is right for you and your family, Universal Home Experts’ highly trained technicians can offer a solution for whatever you need. From minor repairs to full system replacements, call your friendly technicians at Universal Home Experts!