Plumbers 911: The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Hot Water Heaters
29 Sep

The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Hot Water Heaters

Are you thinking of replacing your hot water heater?

When deciding on the type of hot water heater to install in your house, there are a lot of factors to consider, such as: your budget, the size of your family and the amount of hot water your household typically uses. Plumbers 911 is here to help ensure you make the decision that’s right for your home!

Conventional or Storage Water Heaters

Conventional models heat water inside insulated tanks and store it until it’s needed. This allows for a large quantity of hot water to be available for immediate use. These models also tend to have a lower price tag and are easy to get repaired or replaced, since they are very common.

Unfortunately, conventional water heaters result in higher utility bills since they are constantly turning on and off to keep the water hot. The hot water supply is also limited by the size of the tank, meaning you can run out of hot water if you’re using a lot at one time.

On-Demand or Tankless Water Heaters

As the name suggests, tankless models don’t have a storage tank and instead heat the water as it runs through your pipes. This allows for a continuous supply of hot water and is more energy efficient and eco-friendly, as you’re only heating water as you need it. These kinds of models also tend to have a long lifespan when properly maintained and have replaceable parts.

On the other hand, tankless water heaters are more expensive than other types of water heaters and may cost more to install. It’s worth noting, however, that since a tankless hot water heater will result in lower energy bills, it can offer savings in the long-term. Other potential downsides to a tankless water heater are that it can take longer for the hot water to start flowing and the water temperature can sometimes be inconsistent.

Regardless of what model you choose, it’s best to have this unit installed by an experienced professional. If your hot water heater requires replacement or repairs, call Plumbers 911 to be connected with a professional plumber.