Tankless Water Heater vs. Tank Water Heater

If your water heater is getting close to replacement age, you might be wondering which type of water heater is best for you. Well, that largely depends on your family's water consumption and individual home's needs; however, the tankless water heater is a more modern type of water heater.

The advantages of a tankless water heater

The tankless water heater will never run out of hot water. This is ideal for people who have big families because if you live in a big family, you know what it is like to be the last person in the shower. With a tankless water heater, there is also no need to wait for someone else to get done taking a shower in the other bathroom.

The disadvantage of a tankless water heater

The one disadvantage of the tankless water heater is that when converting to a tankless, most of the time the gas being supplied to the tank heater will not be enough to support a tankless. In addition, even after purchasing a tankless you will have to purchase more accessories in order to meet the warranty which means more money out of pocket.

The advantages of a tank water heater

Despite a tank being the less modern water heater, the one advantage is that you will be using less gas and electricity to operate it. Although this still is not fool proof because keep in mind that the majority of gas companies charge a minimum, so you might as well at least reach that minimum amount of gas usage.

The disadvantages of a tank water heater

The biggest disadvantage (That every big family will tell you) is that the hot water runs out at a certain point. This means that there will be no more hot water available, and you will have to wait for it to be reheated again. Depending on how good the water heater is, this can take up to 45 minutes.

Considering making the switch to a tankless water heater for your home in the Moore and Oklahoma City area? Contact Hull Plumbing, your water heater specialists, today at (405) 246-9763.