Differences Between Tankless Water Heaters And Tank Water Heaters

by McAtee LLC on September 6, 2013

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Columbus Water HeaterAre you a homeowner trying to decide on whether to purchase a tankless water heater or a tank water heater and really don’t know the difference between the two? It’s really a good idea to know the difference between these water heaters, as they are very different from each other, and both need certain water requirements. Please read on to learn exactly what the two are and which one could work for your home.

A tank water heater can be used in any type of home. But they cost more to run, because they need to be filled with water at a set temperature. Each time a person uses the hot water, the tank is replenished with more cold water and this cold water needs to be heated. This constant need for the water heater to heat the cold water, creates an expensive utility bill. There’s a heating element inside the tank, and quite a few heaters use two elements. Although tank water heaters are expensive to use, they are the most popular type of water heaters, because they provide a huge amount of hot water.

A tankless water heater cannot be used in any type of home, and so homeowners really need to find out if this type of appliance can be used in their home. A tankless water heater will save you lots of money. Your heating bills will be reduced, because you will not have a tank that stores hot water, and so you won’t be paying to have hot water available 24/7. The tankless heating appliance is small in size, and they can be installed in small spaces in your home, and they can even be mounted onto walls. The tankless unit only heats up the water needed with each use, and so the heater doesn’t have to constantly keep a tank full of hot water. It’s called heating on demand. The only problem with this type of unit, is that it cannot provide sufficient amounts of hot water for a large home. Because if the need for hot water is high, the unit won’t be able to heat up the water quickly enough.

Thinking about getting a new water heater for your Columbus home? Call McAtee LLC at (614) 252-9400 and get started today!

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