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Why Stick with a Tank Water Heater?

Like just about everything else these days, water heaters offer homeowners a lot of different options when it comes to system design and operation. Just because there are newer models on the market, though, doesn’t mean that the tank water heater doesn’t still have a lot to offer. In fact, for many homeowners, the tank water heater remains the system of choice.

We know that you want to get the most from your new water heater. That’s why we’d like to give you some tips about why you may want to stick with a tank water heater in North Seattle, WA. Give us a call if you have any questions, or are ready to schedule service.

Reliability and Affordability

Tankless water heaters are the big competition for tank water heaters, and they definitely have some benefits to offer. They eliminate the risk of standby energy loss, for instance, because there is not tank storing hot water from which heat can escape. However, modern tank water heaters are more efficient than ever. They can be further insulated. They can also prove more reliable in certain scenarios.

Now, tankless water heaters heat water “on demand,” but that does not equate to limitless hot water. If you have a lot of people in your home, and frequently need hot water at different spots — showers, dishwasher, washing machine — all at the same time, having a water heater with a reserve of hot water may be the way to go. Tankless systems are more easily overwhelmed in such scenarios.

You’ll also notice that tankless water heaters are much more expensive upfront than tank systems are. Sure, they are more efficient, but not every homeowner wants to spend more money and wait for the water heater to recoup those costs over years. If you want a more affordable system at the time of purchase, sticking with a tank water heater is probably your best bet.

Contact G & S Heating Cooling & Electric to schedule your water heater services. 

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