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Is the Tank Water Heater Outdated?

A lot of homeowners grew up in houses with tank water heaters. This really was the norm for a very long time. Nowadays, though, there are many other technologies to consider when choosing a new water heater for one’s residence. Between tankless, solar, and other options, you may wonder if there is still a place in the world for the good old tank water heater. We are here to tell you that this is definitely the case. A lot of homeowners still choose to use tank water heaters in Everett, WA, for a few different reasons. If you think that a tank model may be right for you, or if you’re ready to schedule any sort of water heater services, give G & S Heating Cooling & Electric a call today.


You should never buy an appliance that you will use as much you will your water heater based on price alone. Purchasing the cheapest water heater that you can find solely because it is so cheap is not likely to pay off in the long run for you. That being said, though, the fact is that tank water heaters are less expensive than tankless models. If you want a quality water heater with a good efficiency rating that you can comfortably afford, a tank model may be right for you.


While tankless water heaters heat water almost instantaneously in an on-demand fashion, they are also more likely to be overburdened when multiple fixtures or appliances are calling for hot water at once. In this scenario, the point generally goes to tank models. They have a sizable reservoir of hot water at the ready, so they can typically handle these times of high demand more reliably.


At some point, you may want to adapt or upgrade your water heater without replacing the system. When that time comes, you’ll be better off with a tank model in place. Tank water heaters are easier to adapt for re-circulation systems and solar capabilities. Contact us if you have any further questions.

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