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These water heaters fill with cold water which is heated by gas or electricity and held for later use. Conventional tank water heaters have a lower initial purchase price. The heating element runs throughout the day keeping the full tank of water at the desired temperature.
If there is an electrical outage, you can still have hot water with a gas heated hot water tank. Problems can occur with traditional tanks because they do run higher energy expenses. When using a lot of hot water, with multiple showers, laundry, etc., an exhausted hot water supply means waiting for the tank to re-heat again. Water that sits in a tank can cause some rust and corrosion of the tank, causing possible leaks. A 10 year life span for a conventional water heater can be expected.
These heaters heat the water when you need it. While having a more expensive initial cost, they use less energy because they are not keeping water heated around the clock but only when you turn on the hot water, saving you money in the long run. There is no recovery time to replace hot water in the tank. Without the tank, they take up less space in your home. Because tankless water heaters do not store water, there is no possibility of leaking or flooding. The lifespan of a tankless water heater is twice as long as conventional tank heaters.
If it is time to think about replacing your water heater, let J&J Plumbing help you make the decision. Deciding which option is best is up to you. We’ll provide information on all options so you can make the best decision.
Your water heater is the most under appreciated appliance you own. We never give a thought to the water heater until the day that there is no hot water! If it is time to replace your water heater, there are several options. We install gas hot water heaters and electric hot water heaters. There are several options for both sources of energy to provide for your hot water needs.