Tankless vs Tank Hot Water Heaters

Heating household water accounts for 30% of the average home’s budget. We use hot water in almost every aspect of our lives from cooking, to cleaning, and showering. Making sure that your home has enough hot water, on demand, can ensure that your family has less fights over who gets to shower first in the morning and make your life smoother overall!

When purchasing a new Hot Water Heater you may be asked whether you want a tankless unit or a storage tank heater. Each type of water heater offers different benefits to fit a variation of needs.

Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters use high power burners to quickly heat the water as it is runs through the heat exchanger. This option is great for people who need to save space. A tankless unit allows you to have a continuous supply of hot water throughout the home.

While tankless units do come with a higher price tag, they are energy efficient and can last up to 20 years before replacement is needed.

Storage Tank Water Heater

A storage tank water heater, or tank heater, is the more common of the two. Storage tanks come in several different sized to accommodate varying water needs. Storage tanks are great for high volume needs as they constantly store heated water. Moreover, they are less prone to mechanical problems.

Storage tank water heaters can also help you save on your utility bills as they store heated hot water for future use.

Storage tank water heaters come in different sizes from 20 to 120 gallons. The most common household size is 40 gallons.

If you are having a hard time trying to decide which hot water heater is the best fit for your home’s needs, do not hesitate to give us a call. With over 60 years of experience in installing water heating systems across British Columbia, we are Kelowna’s #1 choice for water heater installation.

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