Storage Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

July 06,2020 | | 0 Comments

When it comes to investing in a new water heater for your home, it's important to investigate which water heater is equip to handle the needs of your family. Nauman Mechanical makes it easy to compare the pros and cons of traditional and tankless water heaters so you can make an informed decision. 

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless hot water heaters are rising in popularity for a few reasons: they take up much less space, reduce energy consumption, and can simultaneously provide hot water, on demand, to a multitude of appliances without dropping the temperature. Tankless water heaters run on electricity or natural gas and are more energy efficient than a storage tank but provide only a limited flow of hot water per minute.  Nauman Mechanical uses Navien and will work with you to select the right size and model for your application, and then install or replace your current water heater.

Pros: 
  • Efficiency
  • Longer lifespan than storage tank heaters
  • Space saving
  • On-demand hot water supply
Cons: 
  • More expensive upfront cost than storage tank water heaters
  • Expense to accommodate and retrofit tankless water heater in your home
  • May not be able to accommodate your family's "hot-water-usage" depending on the size of your family and usage. 
Storage Tank Water Heaters

Storage tanks are the most common type of water heater. As its name implies, water is stored in a tank and heated with natural gas or electricity. The amount of hot water available depends on the size of your storage tank and once depleted, you have to wait until the water heater produces more hot water. These tank water heaters are fairly large and will require a bit of space in your home. Nauman Mechanical will help you determine the most efficient water heater for your home.

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Pros: 
  • More affordable initial cost
  • Easy installation
  • Easy maintenance and repairs
Cons:
  • Shorter lifespan than tankless water heaters
  • Once the tank is depleted, you have to wait for more hot water
  • Higher utility bills
  • Occupy more space in your home

Hopefully, this breakdown assists you in your research to determine which water heater is best suited for your home. Nauman Mechanical will work with you to uncover all the needs of your family -- we are a full-service plumbing contractor in East Stroudsburg with the experience necessary to work on both residential and commercial plumbing projects. Nauman Mechanical offers services in the Poconos and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves in working closely with you to ensure all plumbing work exceeds expectations from start to finish. 

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