Date Published:

October 29, 2022


Tank vs Tankless Water Heater: Which One Is Better?

Hot water is necessary for winter, and there’s nothing worse than not having it. As you might already know, the water for your appliances heats up in a tank or a tankless heater. Both these types of water heaters work differently and have varying lifespans. 

Choosing the right option is a bit confusing so let our local plumber help you determine and install the best water heater for your house.

Tankless Vs Tank Water Heaters 

Tankless water heaters heat up the water when needed, whereas tank water heaters store hot water until it’s needed. Since tankless water heaters run on an on-demand basis, they conserve energy and heat upto 2 to 5 gallons of water per minute. These water heaters use electricity, natural gas or propane to provide hot water. 

Tank water heaters use the same fuel sources as tankless water heaters but can store anywhere between 40 to 120 gallons of water. The hot water you need depends on your house’s size and usage. 

If you feel confused in any way, feel free to reach out to your local plumber and have them help you make the best decision. 

Pros and Cons of A Tankless Water Heater 

These water heaters are rapidly growing in popularity. Besides providing instant hot water, tankless water heaters have other benefits, such as lower energy consumption and maintenance costs. On average, these water heaters can last for upto 30 years. 

Tankless water heaters are a bit more expensive and have a limited flow rate. Additionally, their repair work isn’t easy on your own because they require specialized parts. 

You can contact Capital Plumbing anytime if your unit needs repair or a routine check.

Pros and Cons of A Tank Water Heater 

Although these water heaters have a lower life span, they can store larger amounts of hot water. Additionally, tank water heaters are inexpensive to install and do not have hefty repair costs. 

Some major drawbacks of a tank water heater are that they require a lot of space and incur high utility bills. Leakages in the tank can damage your flooring and walls. If left unattended, these leakages can become a health concern due to the mold they cause. 

In such situations, it’s better to call an emergency plumber for the fix.

Which Water Heater Choose?

The choice depends on your willingness to spend and your needs. You can either buy a slightly more expensive tankless water heater and save money on repairs and bills, or buy a tank water heater for a lower price and be vulnerable to high utility bills and risks of leakages. 

Still Unsure?

If you're still unsure about which water heater is the best option for you, then reach out to Capital Plumbing and Heating for expert advice. 

We’re here to help.


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