Tankless Hot Water Heater

14 Jan. 20

Storage Type vs Tankless Water Heater: What’s Better?

A water heater is one of the essential home appliances during the winter. If you are planning to buy a new water heater and are confused between the tank and tankless water heater, then you will get the answer soon. In this post, we are providing you with information about storage and tankless water heater to help you choose better.

Storage Water Heater

Installation of Storage Tank Heater:

The installation of the storage water tank is easy and it only takes a few hours to install. The storage water heaters are generally stored indoors because they are not able to withstand strong and harsh weather. People install the storage tank water heater mostly in the closets or in the garage. The storage tanks have electric, natural gas and propane models. The natural gas model will also work in a power outage. The lifespan of the storage water heater is between ten to fifteen years. 

Working of the Tank:

Storage water heater typically holds twenty to eighty gallons of water at a time in the tank, as the tank is huge enough and requires efficient space in the house. Once you have used all the water from the tank, you will have to wait for the tank water heater to refill.

Pros:

  • Easy installation of the tank.
  • The system is pretty simple, which will have a low maintenance cost.
  • Installation of the water heater can be done without making any major changes in your home electrical system.

Cons:

  • If the water heater is damaged, gallons of water can be leaked from the tank.
  • Storage water heaters have a shorter lifespan.
  • You will have to wait for more water once the tank gets empty.

Tankless Water Heater

Installation:

Tankless water heater requires less space for the installation and they can be installed outside. But the installation can be difficult as you will have to change your electrical system according to the model of the tankless water heater. You may also need to install equipment like new vents or pipes. A tankless water heater has a lifespan of twenty years or more.

Working of the Tank:

The tankless system heats the water on-demand using gas or electric coils. The tankless water heater system has output limits on the flow rate. You can’t use it for multi-purpose at a time. The flow of water gets slow. The gas units heat the water faster than the electric ones.

Pros:

  • The tankless system has a longer lifespan.
  • The tankless water heater is energy efficient.
  • It gets fits in a small space.

Cons:

  • Expensive cost of installation and equipment.
  • Require major changes in the electric system.
  • It cannot have multi-purpose use simultaneously.

All this information about the storage and tankless water heater system will help you to choose the better one for your home. Choose according to the size of your home and your consumption habits. Our plumbing services offer the installation of the water heater. You can contact us when in need.