With an ever increasing advancement in technology, versatile home comfort heating and cooling appliances are being introduced into the market. With so many options to choose from, it is often difficult to decide which model would work best for an individual. This is particularly the case with water heaters. Although tankless water heaters are now as equally used by the homeowners of the GTA as the conventional water heaters, it still sometimes is a time-consuming decision for people to decide whether to install a traditional water heater that uses a tank or the one that is tankless.
Let's help you decide:
Traditional Water Heaters, not for you if:1. A traditional water heater uses a tank to store water up to 30 to 50 gallons. This water gets heated through the burner below the tank. Once the water is used, the tank is refilled with cold water and the process continues. Since in the case of these water heaters, the process of heating takes time, they might not be a good choice for you if your hot water usage is beyond what the water heater could provide during the peak hours of usage.
2. You should not consider installing a traditional water heater if the area you live in does not have gas availability or if a fair pressure of gas is unavailable since traditional water heaters usually turn off automatically at low gas pressure.
3. Living in a small house or an apartment? Tank Water Heaters take a lot of space. Not for you maybe!
Traditional Water Heaters, best for you if:1. Considering that everybody has a different budget, tank water heaters are best for you if you've a limited budget. Their installation, as well as maintenance and repair, is cheap.
2. Considering also that every home has a different requirement of hot water, storage tank water heaters are once again best for you if the need of your family members could be managed easily with them.
Tankless Water Heaters - not for you if:1. Almost all tankless water heaters in the market are expensive compared with the conventional storage tank water heaters. Usually, they're double the price. Their heavy cost makes them unsuitable for people with low budgets.
2. These water heaters are energy saving devices compared with conventional water heaters but in case you need water for multitasking on a daily basis, tankless water heaters would use more units resulting in more electricity bills.
Tankless water heater, best for you if:1. Some people believe (and rightly believe) in installing expensive but quality products so that they don’t have to replace and repair them every now and then. Although tankless water heaters leave the pocket light, they, on the same hand save you money for a long run by faithfully working for you for at least 20 years or more. (keeping that maintenance is done)
They're best for you if your budget permits.
2. While in conventional water heaters, water is heated using the gas burner and the process is time-consuming, the water heaters that are tankless use a different heating methodology, passing water through certain pipes to complete the heating process. This process is prompt and thus, these water heaters can produce as much hot water as required by heating up 2 to 3 gallons of water per minute.
Final thought:So, choosing between storage tank water heaters or tankless water heaters depends on your need, your budget, your residence type and your gas/electricity availability, which of course you know better than anyone else. A wise choice nonetheless is to consult a home comfort heating and cooling services company so that they might help you choose between the two.
We, at Cosmopolitan Mechanical Services, provide consultation opportunity as a part of our home comfort heating and cooling services. If you’re still confused which water heater to install, simply give us a call on our toll free# 1-855-245-4328 and let us help you make the best decision.