The Pros and Cons of Tank and Tankless Water Heaters

Time for a New Water Heater? The Pros and Cons of Tank and Tankless Water Heaters

If it’s time to replace your old water heater with a new one, you may be considering a tankless version as a replacement. There are pros and cons to both tank and tankless water heaters, so it really just depends on your unique needs.

Our team can help with water heater installation in Hatboro, PA, no matter which type of water heater you choose. You can keep reading to learn more about the pros and cons of both tank and tankless water heaters so that you can make an educated decision.

Pros of Tank Water Heaters

If you already have a tank water heater, replacing it with another tank water heater will make the installation process easier. All of the existing connections should align, whereas with a tankless water heater, our team will need to make some adjustments to your existing connections.

A tank water heater also offers the benefit of consistent water pressure even when you’re using hot water at multiple sources in your home at the same time. You can wash dishes, wash clothes and take a shower without losing water pressure in any of the three.

Cons of Tank Water Heaters

But you do want to keep in mind that even though you won’t lose water pressure, you will still face a limited supply of hot water when you have a storage tank. Once the tank empties, you have to wait for it to refill and reheat before you have hot water again. This can mean spreading out hot water needs throughout the day so that you don’t run out of hot water. If this is a concern for you, but you still want a tank water heater, you may consider installing a larger water tank instead of a smaller one.

Pros of Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters offer the benefit of nearly endless hot water. As long as you have a source of water coming into your home, a tankless water heater can heat it up for all of your needs. Plus since you are not keeping a tank of water hot around the clock, you stand to save money on your monthly energy bills. Tankless water heaters use less energy since they only heat water on demand.

Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

Installing a tankless water heater can take a little bit longer and be more involved if you did not already have a tankless water heater to begin with. Our team will have to change out some of the fixtures to fit your tankless water heater. This isn’t a problem, but it may make the job more expensive. However, keep in mind that the cost will balance out over the life of your tankless water heater when you consider the energy savings.

It’s also important to consider that a tankless water heater can only heat so much water at one time. If you are washing a load of clothes and taking a shower at the same time, you might experience lower water pressure in the shower. If you have a large family, you might consider installing more than one tankless water heater to keep up with the demand.

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing a water heater for your home. You just have to think about your needs and expectations, and choose the water heater that you think will work best for your family.

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