At G & S Heating Cooling & Electric, we believe that providing our clients with a great selection of options is paramount in ensuring their 100% satisfaction with our services. However, this is not the sole reason as to why we offer tank water heaters. Sure, newer technologies, including tankless water heaters and solar water heaters, are readily available. It is not any sense of nostalgia which keeps the tank water heater so popular, though. Many homeowners choose to continue using tank water heaters in Everett, WA, for a number of reasons. Here are a few to consider. If you are in the market for a new water heater, and you think that a tank model is the right fit for you, just give us a call. We are happy to handle all of your tank water heater service needs.
As a general rule, homeowners should not invest in systems or appliances based solely on the fact that they are cheap. To a certain extent, you are going to get what you pay for. However, a major selling point of tank water heaters is that they are relatively affordable, especially when compared to the higher price point of tankless water heaters. Cheap and affordable have two very different meanings, and if you are on a budget, a tank water heater is probably a good place to start looking.
Tank water heaters maintain a reservoir of hot water at all times. Because of this, you can count on there being hot water when you need it most. While tankless water heaters may be able to heat water as you need it in an on-demand fashion, they can also be overwhelmed if a few different appliances and fixtures require hot water at the same time. This is not as much of a concern with tank models.
A major drawback to older tank water heaters was the problem of standby energy loss, in which thermal energy transfers through the tank and into the air surrounding it. Because modern water heater tanks are more efficient and better insulated, though, this is no longer of such concern. Plus, there are products available with which you may further insulate your tank should there be a need.