Tank vs. Tankless Water Heater

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There are two main types of water heaters: tanks and tankless. Both have their pros and cons, so it’s important to choose the one that’s right for your home or business. No one wants to be caught without hot water. Here’s a quick overview of the main differences between tank and tankless water heaters:

Tank Water Heater

A tank water heater is a type of water heater that stores hot water in a tank. The tank is usually insulated to help keep the water hot. Tank water heaters are available in a variety of sizes, so you can choose one that will meet your hot water needs. Tank water heaters have several advantages over other types of water heaters. They are less expensive to install and maintain, and they can provide a constant supply of hot water. However, tank water heaters also have some disadvantages. They are not as energy efficient as other types of water heaters, and they take up more space.

Tankless Water Heater

A tankless water heater is a type of water heater that doesn’t use a storage tank. Instead, it heats water on demand as you need it. Tankless water heaters can either be gas-fired or electric. The biggest advantage of a tankless water heater is that it’s extremely energy-efficient. Because it only heats water when you need it, there’s no wasted energy keeping a tank of hot water at the ready. They also tend to have a longer lifespan than traditional tank heaters, so you can enjoy years of hassle-free operation.

However, tankless water heaters do have a few potential drawbacks. For one, they require a strong flow of water to operate properly, so they might not be ideal if your home has low water pressure. They also tend to be more expensive than traditional tank heaters, so you’ll need to weigh the upfront costs against the long-term savings.

How We Can Help

Our team of expert plumbers can help assess your needs at your home or business and help guide you through the decision process. Our team can also help install, maintain, and repair a tank or tankless water heater. We are available to help 24/7, while offering many different financing options. No two homes, or businesses are the same, and we know that. We offer personalized care and attention to ensure every customer is taken care of.

For all of your plumbing needs and questions contact Plumb Masters, Inc. at (512) 957-0485! If you’re not happy, we’re not finished. Proudly serving Austin, TX, since 2012.