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Dec 04, 2014
posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.
The Pros and Cons of Residential Tank Water Heaters
Trying to decide if a tank water heater is for you? Read this.
Tank water heaters are the standard when it comes to heating water in your home. There are a lot of alternatives on the market these days, so when you're considering a tank water heater, it's good to know the pros and cons. Here are just a few:
Tank water heaters take up space. They need their own closet, in most cases. And the spaces need to be plumbed and dedicated to the water heater, and only the water heater.
Traditional tank water heaters are reliable, and have proven themselves over the years to be the go-to for hot water technology.
Con: Continuous Heating
Water in a tank system needs to be heated continuously, 24/7. Even if you're not using the water, the water in the tank needs to remain hot so when you turn on that faucet, the hot water comes out. This takes energy and the costs can add up over time.
While continuously heating the water isn't the most efficient option, the cost to purchase and install a tank water heater is low, which is one of the reasons they are so appealing to so many households.
Traditional hot water heaters only last an average of 10-15 years before they need to be replaced.
Pro: Easy to Replace
Water heaters are inexpensive, and they're easy to replace. So whether your old water heater has given out or you want to upgrade to a more energy efficient model, a new one won't break the bank.
There are pros and cons to everything, and water heaters are no exception. Although there are some drawbacks to tank systems, their proven performance, low cost, and dependability make them a great choice for most homes.
Talk to one of our locations today for more information on the latest tank water heaters for your home.