Water heaters are an important component of your home and you want it to work long and hard for you. When it’s time, finding a new water heater is a long-term decision that you’ll want to put plenty of time and effort into. To help you with this decision, we’ve put together a comparison of the two types of water heaters: tankless and tank storage water heaters.
Tankless Water Heaters: These water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, are powered by electricity or gas. Through the use of high-powered burners, water is heated quickly and delivered directly to you. Tankless water heaters have been found to be much more energy efficient, nearly 22%. Though tankless heaters supply a constant supply of hot water, the flow rate of the water is limited. Over time, tankless water heaters will save you money and energy, but the upfront cost is higher than stank storage units.
Tank Storage Water Heaters: More commonly found, tank storage water heaters have a 30-50 gallon water tank that stores water until needed. Attached to the top of the storage tank is a pipe that helps to deliver hot water to your sink, faucet or shower. Tank storage water heaters can be fueled by gas or electricity. Natural gas powered heaters use half the energy of an electric powered heater, but as a unit cost more.
Nebrasky Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has 30 years of experience and we’re here to help you. Give us a call at 800.989.0299 to ask us any questions you may have about your water heater or to make an appointment!