Which Is Right For Your Home: Tankless Vs. Traditional Water Heaters
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Tankless vs. Traditional Water Heaters: Pros & Cons

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Hot water is vital for comfort and convenience, whether taking a shower before work or washing dishes after dinner. While many homeowners still rely on traditional water heaters to provide them with essential hot water needed for everyday tasks, tankless water heaters are rising in popularity.

When you’re in the market for a new water heater, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons to see which may be the best fit for you. Below, we discuss the perks and setbacks to help you decide.

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Traditional Water Heaters: Explained

Traditional water heaters are still used in roughly 90% of homes in America. They feature a large tank that typically holds 20 to 80 gallons of water, and the water always remains heated to a recommended set temperature of around 125 degrees. They can be heated using natural gas, propane, oil, or electricity.

A pro of a traditional tank water heater includes a lower installation cost. The tank is much easier to install, so the price you’ll pay in installation and labor fees will be lower than a tankless water heater. Additionally, because the water stored is already heated, you’re provided hot water whenever needed.

An obvious con of a traditional water heater is the amount of space it takes up. They are usually around 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide, meaning you’ll have to have ample space for them in your home.

Your Guide to Tankless Water Heaters

As the name suggests, a tankless water heater doesn’t feature a tank but is a smaller unit that utilizes a heat exchanger to heat water as it passes through; these units run on electricity, natural gas, or propane.

People are attracted to tankless water heaters for one significant reason: They save space. Tankless water heaters are mounted on the wall, leaving you more floor space; they are typically around 2 feet tall and 1 foot wide. Another perk is their energy efficiency. Because tankless water heaters heat water on demand, there’s no standby heat loss, unlike their traditional tank counterparts.

On top of tankless water heaters being more expensive initially, they’re also more complex units that may require trickier repairs and maintenance.

Schedule Water Heater Services With Iceberg Heating & Cooling

Traditional and tankless water heaters can get the job done right, but it’s essential to research and determine which will work best for you. Iceberg Heating & Cooling is here to help! Our family-owned company was formed in 1998 and offers same-day services, upfront pricing, and free estimates on replacement quotes alongside financing options for your benefit. Our background-checked technicians are licensed and insured, meaning you’ll always be in great hands with us.

Don’t wait to get started! Ensure your Southeast Michigan home always has hot water by scheduling services with us at 734-342-3420 today.

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