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Ask an Elmhurst Plumber: Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

September 9, 2015

Grab a front row seat and get pumped, because Precision has an Elmhurst plumber ready to officiate the most intense battle in water heating: tank vs. tankless water heaters. While water heater tanks have long supplied homes across Elmhurst with hot water for decades, tankless water heaters are the new hip thing and look to dethrone tank-run water heaters as the most efficient water heating technology on the block. But water heater tanks are going down without a fight, as it goes head-to-head with its tankless adversary to settle the score.

An Elmhurst plumber at Precision can offer installment, repairs, and replacement on both tank and tankless water heaters. Even if the battle between tank and tankless water heaters is getting heated, the service provided our Elmhurst plumbers is a total knockout. But it’s still important to choose a side, so what type of water heater is the right one for your home?

What Does Our Elmhurst Plumber Say?

If you’re unsure what water heater is right for you, then allow our Elmhurst plumber to referee these four rounds and determine the winner:

Round 1: Lifespan

If you have a big home with an even bigger family, you need a water heater that can last you a long time before ever considering repair or replacement. Tank water heaters will eventually suffer from cracks and leaks once they reach a certain age and waste water. Since tankless water heaters are, well, tankless, they don’t deal with any extensive physical damage and have an extended lifespan. Winner: Tankless Water Heaters.

Round 2: Price

At Precision, we understand our customers come from different financial situations, and sometimes need a water heater known for its cost-efficiency. Tankless water heaters may be the new technology, but it’s less cost-efficient while tanks can run for a much more affordable price. Winner: Tank Water Heaters.

Round 3: Water Output

You need hot water for showering and washing the dishes but depending on the type of water heater in your home, only a certain amount of hot water can be delivered. Tank water heaters can store 40 to 60 gallons of hot water at a time. While tankless water heaters may be able to deliver hot water to more appliances at once, they don’t have as strong of a water output. Winner: Tank Water Heaters.

Round 4: Energy Savings

Energy saving is a huge factor in home water heating today. To be honest, those big, lumbering water heating tanks can’t conserve nearly as much energy as their tankless counterparts. They’ll actually use up more energy heating up water and leaving paying more on utility bills. Tankless water heaters represent a new era energy-efficient water heating. Winner: Tankless Water Heaters.

 

As our Elmhurst plumber has point out, the fight is a stalemate, mainly because the real winner is you! When you work with Precision, you’ll always get the best water heater for your home!