Your hot water heater has a big responsibility since it’s in charge of all of the hot water in your home. Without it you wouldn’t be taking any hot showers, nor would there be hot water for cleaning soiled clothes or washing dirty dishes. Therefore, its importance to purchase the correct hot water heater that will meet your home’s needs. There are two different types of water heaters, a traditional tank water heater and a tankless heater – each completely different in style and performance.
First, the biggest difference between the two systems is the size. A traditional water heater takes up a large amount of space in a closet or garage and holds up to 70 gallons of water. The tankless water heater does not store any water, so it can easily be stored in a smaller space and be mounted on any wall that has access to the water supply.
The tankless water heater costs a significant more amount of money to purchase and install than the larger traditional water heater. However, the costs may be more initially, you can expect to recover those costs in a few years from the savings in your utility bills.
The tankless heater runs only when water is needed, so they run a fraction of the time compared to the traditional water heater which must keep the water in the tank heated constantly. Depending whether you wish to save on a lower priced unit now or lower utility bills in the future will determine which is more cost effective for you.
The traditional water heater is made up of several components that tend to need more maintenance than the tankless system because it runs more frequently. The traditional water heaters are rather inexpensive, so typically after five years of use many homeowners opt to install a new one.
Should you wake up one morning and find yourself without hot water, or worse, a leaking hot water heater, call the experts at Eastern Tech for your water heater repair. We can repair your tank or tankless system efficiently so your hot water is restored quickly. Call us at 703-568-9965 for all your water heater repair needs.