Why You May Still Choose Standard Tank Water Heater Installation

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, you may have already done some shopping around. In general, it’s best to let a professional help you choose which size and model is right for your new water heater installation. However, there is one decision that you must make first and foremost: whether to install a traditional storage tank water heater or a modern on-demand tankless unit.

Tankless water heaters are growing in popularity lately. This is because they take up so little space and save some energy over storage tanks every month, which must keep water heated throughout the day resulting in standby energy loss. You only need to use hot water a few times throughout the day, so it may seem more practical to have a computerized tankless unit, which heats water as soon as a hot water tap is turned on and shuts off immediately after.

However, many homeowners continue to choose a traditional storage tank heater for installation, and for good reason. First, storage tank water heaters are much less expensive to install. But this isn’t the only cost consideration to take into account. Yes, the energy savings from installing a tankless water heater should eventually offset the initial high cost of installation. However, it will take many years for this to happen, and many homeowners do not feel as though they will see the payoff soon enough. Furthermore, you may have to install several tankless units in order to meet high demands in some households, at an even greater cost.

Storage tank water heaters get their fair share of complaints because they may run out of water too quickly. However, if you have a professional size your equipment according to the size of your household, this should not become a frequent problem. And technicians hear many complaints about tankless units as well because can take a lot longer to heat water since they don’t keep a hot water supply on hand.

For many homeowners, a tankless unit is the best way to keep monthly costs low and ensure hot water is available at any time. For other homeowners, storage tank water heaters get the job done just as well and offer as many benefits.

For whatever your needs may be, the friendly technicians at Ardon Maintenance can help you choose a reliable water heater for installation in your home. Give us a call today!

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