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Should You Choose a Tank Or Tankless Water Heater?

Most residents in our area would agree that being without access to a supply of warm water is a less-than-ideal situation. In fact, we’d venture to say that pretty much no one wants to face that kind of situation. If you don’t have a good water heater for your home though, you may find yourself facing this issue. We want to help you avoid the chill.

If you need a water heater installed in your new home or you need to replace an outdated unit, you’ll want to make sure that you choose a water heater that suits your needs best. Here are the two main water heater types that you’ll be choosing from and details on their pros and cons. With this information, you can work with your technician to make a truly informed decision.

Storage Tank Water Heaters

This is the kind of water heater that a large number of people may be more familiar with. This system involves a large tank that stores water at a certain temperature, ready for use. These systems can be great for larger households with heavier hot water demands. Plus, newer versions are made to be more efficient than ever.

The main problem with storage tank water heaters is that they may encounter standby heat loss. This occurs when the system uses extra energy to reheat some of the same water repeatedly because it isn’t used.

Tankless “On-Demand” Water Heaters

The other main type of water heater you may want to consider is a tankless water heater. The idea of a tankless system can seem strange if you are used to systems that use storage tanks. We can assure you that these are the real deal.

A tankless water heater works only when you want it to–when you turn on a hot water tap. As soon as hot water is requested, the system pulls in water, heats it, and sends it your way. Hence the “on-demand” part of the name. With this setup, tankless water heaters can help reduce energy use and reduce water use too.

The main issue with tankless systems is that they can be overloaded by too much demand.

Heat Pump Water Heaters

You may also want to consider a heat pump water heater. These systems combine the reliability of a storage-tank water heater with the energy-efficient technology of a heat pump. This allows them to provide hot water whenever it is needed but saves money by heating the water via heat transfer.

Other Water Heater Options

We understand that there are unique situations in each and every house around Worcester and Middlesex County. That’s why we ensure that we can serve just about any system there is. We can also tell you more about:

  • Hybrid water heaters
  • Oil water heaters
  • Electric water heaters
  • Gas water heaters
  • Indirect water heaters

Choosing the right water heater for your home takes time and consideration. Knowing more about your options helps, but working with our expert team makes it easy.

Contact Landry Mechanical Inc for your water heater installation or replacement. We take comfort in YOUR comfort.

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