With winter about to arrive, it’s time for Edmonton residents to be prepared for the cold night. One of the ways to do so is to have the best water heater possible. There are two options available to those who are thinking of getting one or replacing their old one: traditional water heaters and tankless water heaters. Experienced plumbers like Capital Plumbing & Heating Ltd. would have experience in installing and maintaining both. To make a decision between the two, here is some information about the two of them.
Traditional Water Heaters
A traditional water heater will require the installation of hot water tanks. This can take up a lot of space and is best done by experts. It’s been noted that an average home will require a 30 to 50 gallon tank of water. A tank that size will probably be placed in your garage or basement. If you’re renting an apartment, you probably won’t have the space available to install one of these; it would be better to opt for a tankless water heater.
Another thing for people who are thinking about getting a tradional water heater should consider is that they can be slow to heat. The hot water tanks hold the warm water until they are used, however, when the heating process only begins again when they are emptied. 30 to 50 gallons of water can be slow to warm up. This is all balanced out by the fact that once heated, the water comes out quick. Additionally, since traditional water heaters have been in development for decades, their installation and maintenance is a lot more affordable. They also happen to be more durable nowadays with an operating lifespan of more than a decade.
Tankless Water Heaters
A tankless water heater has its own advantages. Tankless water heaters are small and can be mounted anywhere. You can actually mount one under your sink to warm your dishwater. This is great for those with dwellings with little space. Another thing that tankless water heaters do is that they can provide instant hot water. No need to wait for the water tank to boil. Just turn it on and the water passes through the heating element to get warmed up. It will have limited output, though, so that can be a problem.
Ask for Advice
Professional plumbers can give you advice on which heater to install. Consult with one to see which would be a better choice.
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