Most homes can’t be without hot water and, unless you have an interesting set-up that provides you with hot water otherwise, you need a water heater to get it. This means that your water heater needs to be in working condition too. If you have a water heater that isn’t operating properly, or at all, it means it is time to invest in a new system
Choosing your next system for your water heater installation requires taking several factors into consideration. And that includes knowing what options are available to you.
We want to take a moment to discuss the two main types of water heaters you can choose to install in your home so you can make an informed decision when the time comes.
What Are Your Options For a New Water Heater?
Did you know that you have more than one option for your next water heater system? New technology has thankfully resulted in the production of new types of water heaters. This means that you can choose between the following options:
- Standard storage tank water heater: This is the first option we list because it is the one that most people are familiar with. These water heaters hold multiple gallons of water and keep it at a certain temperature, ready to be used whenever you need it. This can be pretty handy but the drawback is that there is the potential for stand-by heat loss, which can make this system somewhat pricey to keep up.
- Tankless water heaters: As the name implies, these are water heaters that don’t require tanks. Rather than storing water at a certain temperature, tankless water heaters only warm up water when it is needed, such as when you turn on the hot water tap. This is great for water and energy savings of course. The main drawback with this system is that too much demand can overwhelm them.
How to Choose Your Next System
Maybe you know that you need a new water heater but you’re not sure how to choose from the options available to you. It is important to consider both types of systems because the same system that you’ve always had isn’t necessarily the best choice. You will have to make sure to consider important deciding factors which can include available space in your home, how many people are in your home, and what your budget can accommodate.
For example, if you have always had a storage tank water heater and you have many people in the home then it might be worthwhile to stick with a storage tank water heater. However, if there are only two people in the house and you are on a tighter budget, while a tankless water heater may be a larger initial investment, it will pay you back more quickly and end up saving you in the long run.
When it comes to deciding on a new water heater the best course of action is to reach out to a professional for assistance. The technicians at Commander Air Inc. can help you choose your next water heater and get it properly installed so you have the hot water supply you need.