Equipping your home with the right water heater is important. Whether it’s a new water heater for a new home or a replacement water heater, considering cost, efficiency, and longevity is key in determining which type of water heater belongs in your home. Below is a list comparing tankless water heaters and storage tank water heaters, helping homeowners make informed decisions about which water heater is best for them.
A tankless water heater installation will usually cost you more initially than with a storage-tank water heater. However, over time, the benefits outweigh the costs. Eventually, you will begin to save more with a tankless water heater than with a storage-tank water heater, and over time the savings earned works to pay you back for the initial purchase.
On average, water heaters are the third-highest energy consumer in homes. Homes that have tankless water heaters generally save more energy, resulting in more savings on energy costs than homes with storage tank water heaters. Even though certain storage tank water heaters can save you energy, a tankless water heater saves more energy and has lower operating costs overall.
Tankless water heaters are known to have a longer service life than storage tank water heaters. A storage tank water heater has an average service life lasting between 10 to 15 years. In contrast, a tankless water heater can last anywhere between 20 and 30 years. Factors including maintenance and water hardness can impact the longevity of your water heater. The risk of damage or equipment failure from a tankless water heater is small compared to storage tank water heaters.
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