The Difference Between A Tankless and Traditional Water Heater
- Fahrhall, Home Comfort, HVAC, HVAC System, tankless water heater, Traditional Water Heater, Water Heater, Windsor
Hot water is used in every facet of our modern lives. Cooking, cleaning, bathing, and so much more depend on hot water to be as comfortable and as effective as possible. Although hot water is so essential to our homes, very few of us actually know a lot about water heaters and how they work. The biggest distinction in water heaters is tankless vs traditional: this is what you need to know about the difference between them and which water heater is best for your home.
Tankless Water Heater
Essentially, a tankless water heater is exactly what it sounds like. Unlike a traditional water heater, a tankless water heater doesn’t have a tank to store heated water. Instead, it heats water instantly when necessary, providing unlimited and immediate hot water. While a tankless water heater is more expensive than a traditional one upfront, they tend to reduce energy costs on your monthly bill, help you reduce your carbon footprint, and give you the luxury of endless hot water in the home.
Traditional Water Heater
A traditional water heater is unlike a tankless one mainly due to the presence of a tank where hot water is stored. A traditional water heater will heat and then store water for later use, meaning the immediate hot water is limited to the size of your tank. Traditional water heaters are considered the more budget-friendly option in terms of initial costs, however, they do tend to be less energy-efficient and thus, more expensive in monthly utility bills.
The Best Choice
Both tankless and traditional water heaters are viable options, the right choice really comes down to the size of your family, the size of your home, and your lifestyle. A large family with several people may benefit from a tankless water heater as it can provide enough hot water for every person to comfortably use. A small home with a single person or one couple may benefit from a traditional water heater because they may not run out of the hot water in their water heater tank. The best choice between tankless and traditional water heaters is not a one-size-fits-all decision as there are several things to consider from family size to budget, but the experts at Fahrhall are always happy to help you choose the best system for you!
Interested in finding the right water heater for your home?
Fahrhall has the solutions and equipment to help!
Fahrhall Plumbing has been proudly serving the Windsor-Essex & Chatham-Kent regions’ plumbing needs for over 50 years. Our team is committed to providing our customers with experience they can count on and a reputation they can trust.
Connect with us on Facebook for more plumbing tips,
and to stay up-to-date with our latest promotions.