Hot water tank vs Tankless Water tank heater system
Obviously, having hot water is an important and vital component of living comfortably. And there is a growing choice for homeowners about how they would like to heat water for their taps and faucets. Traditional hot water tanks are a great choice – they are getting more and more efficient and affordable, and work great. But an increasingly common option is having a tankless water heater system installed in your home. Tankless systems are very common in Europe and other parts of the world, and are becoming more and more popular in Canada and the USA as well. Over the past two decades, tankless systems have become very effective and efficient, and offer some great benefits compared to regular hot water tanks. We took the time to compare and highlight the major differences between the two different systems, so that you can choose the one that is best for your home.
Hot water tanks are large metal containers stored in your home, usually near the furnace or boiler, and filled with water ready to be delivered through your home to faucets and taps. By constantly burning gas, the water inside always remains heated, available at any time of day. Hot water tanks have a lower cost to install compared to tankless systems, and have a life expectancy of six to twelve years. This means that they do need to be replaced from time to time over the life of your home, but because they are affordable and effective, getting a hot water tank replaced is simple.
Tankless systems are more expensive than a regular hot water tank up front, but have great benefits that become clear over the life of the product. First, the life expectancy of a tankless water heater system can be twenty years or longer – meaning that they don’t need to be replaced for decades, where a regular hot water tank would likely have to have been changed. The second major advantage is energy savings. Tankless systems do not need to heat water all the time. They, instead, burn gas only when hot water is needed to be delivered to an area of your home. This means less gas is used overall, and energy (and money) is saved. This also makes tankless systems better for the environment. Finally, tankless systems are much smaller and more compact than regular water tanks, so they make a great choice if there is limited floor space or you just want more floor space in your home.
Pro Ace Heating also now carries Bosch Tankless Water Heater systems!
In conclusion, both tankless water heaters and hot water tanks offer great benefits and are designed just right for your house or home. Depending on which system suits your needs better, getting a system installed is easy and affordable, and with modern high efficiency systems, the savings will really add up over just a few years. Also, be sure to stop by the Pro Ace Heating website, and enter our contest for your opportunity to WIN A FREE HOT WATER TANK (or even a FREE FURNACE). There’s no cost to enter and no purchase necessary.