With all of the new technologies out there, and their capacity for making our lives more comfortable, convenient, and efficient, some homeowners may wonder why others choose to stick with systems that they consider to be “outdated.” Well, the reason for this is that, despite newer technologies, there are many old ways of doing things which are still very viable options. While having various systems to choose from is a great benefit to homeowners, the fact remains that new technology and innovation can still be applied to older technologies, bettering them without fundamentally changing the design. This is why so many homeowners still choose to use tank water heaters in North Seattle. Here are a few reasons that you may want to consider doing so, from the pros here at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric.
Improved Efficiency Over Older Models
Sure, options such as tankless water heaters may boast great efficiency levels. They have other drawbacks to consider, though, just like every other option out there. If efficiency is the one reason you’d consider leaving tank water heaters behind, you should know that modern systems are more efficient than ever before. Additional insulation can also be added to tank water heaters, in order to further prevent standby energy loss.
A common argument made on behalf of tankless water heaters is that, while more expensive than tank models, they save energy when in operation and, thus, will pay for themselves over time. While this is true, the fact is that paying for itself may take a lot longer than many homeowners realize. You have to take into consideration how long you expect to be in your living space, as well as how long you are happy to wait for that return point, when deciding if going tankless is right for you in a financial sense. The bottom line is that tank models are simply less expensive, and less expensive to have installed.
Yes, maintaining a reservoir of hot water in a storage tank does come at a price. However, many homeowners simply like knowing that it is there when they need it. Tankless water heaters are much more likely to be overwhelmed by water demands when multiple outlets are in use. Contact us for more information about tank water heaters available to you.