Choosing between a tank or tankless water heater is a common question we get from customers. While they both have benefits, the tank (generally about 40 gallons in a residential home) is the main difference. Without having to store the water, a tankless water heater operates with hot water on demand. Using a heat exchanger, the water runs through and is immediately heated before coming out of the faucet.
The Benefits of Tank Water Heaters
In a tank water heater, the entire volume of water is stored in the tank and consistently heated. As water is used, the water is replaced and heated. Two of the main benefits are the up-front costs and higher tolerance for usage across multiple faucets or showers. Tank water heaters are also simpler to operate and repair, as noted from customer feedback. Although cost, is the number one reason customer prefer the tank.
The Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters
With tankless water heaters, they are generally more energy efficient due to their on-demand nature. Water is only heated as it passes through the heat exchanger. Along with saving space, the longevity of a tankless heater is another benefit. Our customers site “endless hot water” as another benefit. Even though the hot water supply is not endless, it appears that way when used by fewer outlets at one time. Customers enjoy the ease and convenience of the tankless water heater when they are installed on a wall that is out of the way as well.
Superior Plumbing & Drain
We are a full-service residential plumber based in Henderson, NV serving the entire Las Vegas valley. Our company runs a full fleet of work trucks along with employing only experienced and certified technicians. We’re on call seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day and with more than thirty years experience, there is no jog too big for our team of plumbing experts. Call for your tank or tankless water heater installation.