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Which Water Heater Is Best For You?
Deciding which kind of water heater to get can be tough, should you go with the more traditional ones that come with tanks? Or go the innovative track and purchase the one without? This infographic compares and contrasts both types of water heaters: tank and tankless.
Since water heaters bring in a lot of convenience to you and your family, it is important that the type you will choose will be the most efficient when it comes to these factors: Utility Cost and Savings, the space it takes up, your effort in making it run and produce hot water, its lifespan, how much water can it supply and its availability, and of course, the unit’s price.
Water heaters that come with tanks are usually cheaper upon installation, but seems to generate more utility cost and take up more space than its tankless counterpart. On the other hand, tankless water heaters can be quite heavy on the pockets at first, but a lot of savings can be done because of its efficiency, as well as the lesser amount of effort to exert in creating a more readily available heated water source.
The consumers’ decision should be well-pondered upon. It should not only satisfy their needs, but also justify the other criteria they look for a water heater equipment. While there are a lot of available options in the market, let this guide help you and walk you though each one’s hits and misses. Eventually, you can make your decision which kind and type to buy for your home.
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Tank vs. Tankless
Water heaters have been giving families from across the country convenience through its technology of providing hot water for various needs. If you are thinking about getting your home a water heater, but still torn between the conventional water heater with tanks and its tankless version, this article is for you.
Here is a comparison of the hits and misses of both tank water heaters and tankless water heaters in terms of: savings, space, effort, lifespan, supply, and price.
SAVINGS & UTILITY COST
|A tank heater operates continously. That means it’s running even when you’re asleep, and much of that hot water will never even be used. That’s a lof of wasted energy–that you pay for.||On the other hand, tankless water heaters are designed for efficiency when it comes to consumers’ spending, time, and energy.|
|Conventional water tanks which are 30% less efficient than its newer alternative, making its users spend a little mroe on the utility cost. This is primarily because of its decreased efficiency as sediment builds up over time.||These upgraded versions help consumers save close to 40-50% less energy and utility costs compared to traditional tanks.|
|Tank Water Heaters are bulkier and can be an eyesore to homes. They can also take up a lot of space inside the house–specficially up to 16 feet of valuable space.||Tankless Water Heaters resolve this problem in the most obvious way–by eliminating the tanks. Most tankless hot water units are small and compact and mount to the wall.|
|Add to that the amount of space occupied by its pipes from the tank itself to different faucets aroudn the house to the kitchen, bathroom, and etc.||This allows you to free floor space to be used for the other purposes. Tankless water heaters can also be installed on virtually any wall, boht indoor and outdoors and are only a fraction of the size of standard tank water heaters.|
|Tank heaters pre-heat a limited amount of water in their tank, which requires the user to heat water and repeat the process every time they need it.||Tankless technology helps you save time with its innovative technology.|
|They can have the option of getting bigger tanks, but they’re expensive and there’s still a limit. If you use up all the hot water in the tank, you run out until it refills and reheats.||Users can have heated or hot water readily available wherever, whenever they need it without having to schedule hot water use and prioritize their activities.|
|Traditional tanks last only for 6-12 years, depending on how much care and mainteneance its owners provided for it.||Tankless units made today can stand the test of time and last up to 20 years.|
|More often, its quality of service and production may be of lesser rate as it deteriorates over time.||At the same time, their warranties are much different than that of a conventional tank.|
|HOT WATER SUPPLY||HOT WATER SUPPLY|
|Older versions of this kind cna only produce a limited amount of hot water, per batch of heating.||Tankless water heaters heat water on demand, providing you with an endless supply of hot water, which can be used in showering, washing dishes, and doing the laundry.|
|If the supply in the tank gets used up, the users must start the process again of heating water to get their supply.||These units have the ability to generate more hot water, at a more consistent temperature, and use less energy than a typical tank-style water heater.|
|Units cost less upon purcahse, but maintenance cost and repair expenses may add up to its price tag.||May be pricy upon installation, but users spend less over time.|
|Comparing a standard tank heater (50-gallon, electric) with an equivalent tankless (condensed gas-fired unit), the tankless unit can reduce energy costs by 60% or more.|
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