Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters: Which is Best?

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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters: Which is Best?

Are you looking for a tankless water heater? Or maybe you’ve heard about them but you’re not sure they are right for you. At Jersey Boys Plumbing, Heating, and Air, we can help you assess your home to determine whether a tankless water heater might work for you. We can also help you install a tankless water heater or repair or replace one you already have.

What is a Tankless Water Heater?

A tankless water heater heats water when it is needed, rather than heating a bunch and storing it until you need to use it. Tankless water heaters are much smaller than conventional ones, because you don’t have to have such a huge tank in your home. Many people like them because of their small size and because they are often cheaper to run.

Which is Better: Tankless or Tank Water Heaters?

When it comes to tankless vs. tank water heaters, there’s no one choice that is best for everyone. The water heater that is right for your neighbor may not be right for you. The best way to choose is to understand both tank and tankless water heaters, then choose the one that best fits your particular needs. You may also want to consult with a plumber about your particular pipes before you choose a new water heater.

Pros of Tankless Water Heaters

There are many benefits to tankless water heaters, including:

  • Since you don’t have to store hot water, they use up to 70% less energy, lowering bills and doing well by the environment
  • They take up less space.
  • You’ll have hot water whenever you need it
  • Most of them last 20-30 years, instead of the 10-15 year lifespan of most tank heaters
  • You may get a rebate from your state or town for installing one

Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

Some people don’t like tankless water heaters. These are some of the reasons why:

  • They can only heat so much hot water at once. If you regularly need a lot of it quickly, this may not be the best option for you.
  • They are expensive up front, even though you can usually recoup this cost later on
  • Repairs can be more difficult, because parts can be harder to find and more expensive

Get a Tankless Water Heater Today

If you’re interested in a tankless water heater for your home, call us at Jersey Boys Plumbing, Heating, and Air today. We’ll get to you fast and assess your system and hot water needs, then let you know how we can help!

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