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Tankless vs. Tank Water Heaters

We use hot water every single day of our lives, from washing our hands to showering to cleaning dishes and so on. This is why we must make the right decision when selecting a new water heater. There’s no right answer for everyone since we all live in different-sized homes with varying household sizes and budgets, but keep reading to learn more about the differences between the two most common types of water heaters.

Tank Water Heaters

Tank water heaters are the norm; they’re probably the kind of water heater that you grew up with and might still have in your home. They’re characterized by their massive, typically 40 gallons, tank that is filled with water.

They work by heating that tank of water to the set temperature (we recommend 125 degrees), and when someone turns a faucet on, water moves through the pipes until that hot water eventually begins flowing from the faucet.

The downside is that once the hot water in the tank is used, it needs to refill and reheat. So if all four members of your household need to shower at 7 am before work and school, then someone will likely end up taking a cold shower.

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are the newest member of the water heater club. They are characterized by their much smaller tanks that are typically installed on the wall.

They work by heating water as it flows through the small tank, past the heating element, and depositing hot water through the pipes. The biggest pro of using a tankless model is that you will never run out of hot water. So ten people in your house could be showering at once, and your water heater will be able to keep up.

Are you ready to upgrade your water heater? Whether you want to stick with a tank model or change things up with a tankless solution, we’ve got your back in the installation process. Contact our team of professionals for assistance in selecting the model that’s best for your home’s specific needs. Visit our website or call us at (734) 375-1119 to schedule an appointment!