When it comes time to choose a new water heater, there are many options available to you. Making a smart choice is important, because about 20 percent of your home energy bill comes from heating the water you need for your taps and appliances.
One of the main decisions you’ll have to make when it comes time to buy your water heater (besides how you’re going to power it…we highly recommend propane gas) is whether to choose a conventional (storage-type) water heater or a tankless water heater. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, as we’ll see.
A tankless water heater can be a great option, offering unlimited hot water and high-efficiency in a small, compact form factor (we always recommend them for new construction – see below). The key advantages of a tankless water heater are:
Since it has no tank, the capacity of a tankless water heater is measured by how much water it can heat in a minute. You need to make sure your tankless model has enough capacity to meet your family’s demands for hot water. Our experts can help you do that, then install it in the right place, the right way.
While they won’t offer the same benefits as tankless water heaters, conventional water heaters can be a great choice for your home, especially:
When it comes to choosing between a conventional and a tankless water heater, here’s our summary recommendation:
Whatever choice you make, go for the highest efficiency model you can afford – and be sure to get a professional to help you size and install your water heater for years of trouble-free service.
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