by Duane Blanton on May 9, 2014

Differences between a traditional water heater and tankless

 

Water Heater InstallationHeating water typically consumes around 30 percent of a home’s entire energy bill, and this is why many are now exploring alternatives to traditional water heaters. Tankless water heaters have quickly become one of the most popular upgrades for those that are looking to save money and cut down on their energy consumption, and this is why it is important to know both the advantages and disadvantages of these appliances.

The average water heater has a reservoir of around 24 gallons or more that continuously heats water throughout the day. As hot water is used within the house, the reservoir will refill in order to stay as full as possible. This will often lead to a few problems, especially in a household that tends to use more warm water. Primarily, there will be a very large consumption of either gas or electricity in order to keep the water at the correct temperature. In addition to this, once the warm water has been completely drained, it will take a longer period of time to warm up the water once again.

Tankless water heaters are different due to the fact that they do not maintain a tank of hot water that is kept at a consistent temperature. Alternatively, these appliances rapidly heat water as they move through the device only as the water is used. This means that energy bills, whether gas or electric, are going to be much lower as a large tank of water does not need to be heated. In a house with more residents, there may also be fewer issues with the hot water running out as it is being used in washing machines, dishwashers, sinks, and showers.

Along with cutting down on energy bills, tankless water heaters require much less space which gives homeowners more options on where to place these devices.

Looking into different water heaters for your Round Lake property? Call Duane Blanton today at (847) 855-0000 for a water heater installation! 

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