Have you ever tried to go without the use of your water heater for any length of time? We’d say it is likely that this isn’t something you’ve tried to do nor want to do. The problem here is this may be a situation you face involuntarily if your water heater gives out when you least expect it. The best way to avoid this is to keep tabs on the performance of your water heater and work with a professional to get an aging system replaced before it breaks down.
Figuring out that you need a new water heater is one half of the equation though. The other half is choosing your next one! If you are planning for a new water heater, we can give you some information to help make the decision between tank and tankless water heaters in Wentzville, MO.
The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Water Heaters
You’ll want to take the pros and cons of each type of water heater into account before diving in. Here are some of the biggest details you’ll want to know:
Storage Water Heaters
These types of water heaters have been around for a long time because they are quite powerful and can serve fairly large homes. These systems work by heating up several gallons of water and keeping this water supply warm and ready for use at any time. This means that these systems can be relied on to provide hot water at all times.
However, these water heaters do have their drawbacks. They are prone to standby heat loss due to keeping water warm that might not be used up. This can lead to a lot of extra energy used to no benefit to you or anyone else in your home. What’s more, if you are tight on space, these systems may be a tight fit because the tank takes up a good deal of square footage.
Tankless “On-Demand” Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters operate whenever you request hot water, such as when you turn on a hot water tap. These systems only heat water when it is required, which means they use up less energy and even less water over the years. What’s more, tankless water heaters take up less space because there is no tank to use up square footage and can even be wall-mounted to make them even more small-space friendly.
The downside to these systems is that they can sometimes become overwhelmed by larger volume demands. For example, if you have a household with five to six people in it and more than one shower that might be used at once, there is a chance that the tankless system will be unable to serve the needs of everyone properly. Additionally, these systems may be pricier to install but make up for it with reduced maintenance needs and operational costs.
Whether you need extra help deciding on your next water heater or you know the exact one you want installed, our team can help you with every step of your installation or replacement.
Contact Swiss Air Heating & Cooling, LLC to schedule your water heater services. Warm People Cool Ideas Quality Solutions!