Thinking of investing in a new water heater for your business or home? It’s important to be informed about the range of electric, gas, tankless, traditional, commercial and residential water heating systems available in the market. Get your facts straight and ask all the right questions before making this decision.
Tankless or Traditional Water Heater – Which Is Better?
Whether you decide to go with a tankless water heater system or a conventional unit— what works for someone else, might not work for you. It’s up to you to decide which will better suit your needs. A tankless water heater may be more expensive than a traditional water heater, particularly when you consider installation costs. While the initial costs may be high, in the long run, it’s highly energy efficient and lasts noticeably longer. Traditional residential water heaters store between 30 and 50 gallons of heated water in the tank. Unlike tankless electric and gas water heaters, they cannot warm up the water instantly. If you have space to fit the large tank of a traditional water heater and are looking for ease of installation and low costs, go with conventional heating units. However, if you can afford to buy a tankless water heater— go for it—it’ll last you 20+ years and won’t take up a lot of space either!
What Size Tank Do I Need?
Traditional water heaters are available in different tank sizes. Let your technician know the capacity of daily hot water used in your home. If you’re a family of 5 living in a two-story house, go for a 50-gallon water heater—it can be relatively, easily installed in a larger space. However, if it’s just you and your roommate, invest in a 20 to 30 gallon water heater. Not only will it be relatively inexpensive, but the tank size will also be small enough to fit in smaller spaces.
Will It Be Energy Efficient?
If you’re looking for an energy and fuel efficient water heater system, we’d recommend going with a tankless unit. The latest technology may be more pricey than traditional tank unts in some instances, but it’ll benefit you in the long-run and save money on utility bills.
How Long Does The Installation Take?
Removing the previous water heater and installing a new one should not take more than 3 hours, depending on water heater location. Hire an experienced, licensed and insured team of technicians that knows what they’re doing.
What Is The Warranty On This Water Heater Installation?
Always prefer services provider that offer warranties on water heater installations.
Do check out our certified water heater services that come with a Rheem Warranty. After installation, give us a call and we’ll address any problems without you having to contact the manufacturer. When you purchase from a big box store, you have to call the manufacturer to report any issues.