Do you have problems with your water heater? Then, it’s advisable for you to learn how to maintain, repair, or replace your water heater. We highly suggest that you call in a licensed plumber for your important repairs and for your water heater installation. Note that permits may be required before you can replace your water heater. Ask your local authorities for more information concerning this.
There are two types of water heaters: tankless water heaters and storage tank water heaters. So, what is the difference between both types of heaters? Will you save more money with one? Or the other? The answer to that actually depends on you and what you want to get from your heater. So, let’s compare both:
When using a tankless water heater, your water gets heated at the moment you want it to be heated. But when you use a storage-tank water heater, water must still be reheated before you get the heated water you want, thus causing you more expensive as it uses more energy over time.
If you use a tankless water heater, you will have an unlimited supply of heated water compared to using a storage-tank water heater which is only limited and will soon run out when all of the stored water has been used.
Practically speaking, tankless water heaters last longer and usually require lesser maintenance compared to storage water heaters. Nevertheless, tankless water heaters cost more at purchase and during the installation process. Yet, tankless water heaters don’t take up much space compared to storage tank water heaters.
It is also better to ask advice from a licensed professional plumber with enough experience in this matter. You should think clearly about the pros and cons and also your needs when you decide to choose one type over the other.