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Selecting and installing a new water heater is crucial for long-term performance and reliability. At Plumb Intended, our expert team is dedicated to evaluating your needs, considering both the capacity requirements and your budget. This ensures you choose the perfect water heater for your home.

Both storage tanks and tankless water heaters have their advantages. Tankless water heaters provide endless hot water on demand and are perfect for homes with lower simultaneous hot water needs. Conversely, storage tank water heaters are better suited for high-usage scenarios, such as running multiple showers at once.

Storage Tank Water Heaters

A storage water heater, also known as a hot water system (HWS), is a water heating appliance that stores hot water in a tank and provides it on demand. They are the most common type of water heater in homes and can hold 20–120 gallons of water.

Advantages of Storage Tank Water Heaters

  1. Cost-Effective:
  • Generally, storage tank water heaters have a lower initial purchase and installation cost compared to tankless systems.
  1. Simpler Installation:
  • Installation is usually straightforward and less complicated, often not requiring significant changes to your home’s plumbing or electrical systems.
  1. Reliable Hot Water Supply:
  • They provide a steady supply of hot water for multiple simultaneous uses, making them ideal for households with high hot water demands at peak times.
  1. Minimal Maintenance:
  • Routine maintenance for storage tank water heaters is relatively simple and less frequent compared to tankless systems.

Tankless Water Heaters

Unlike traditional models, tankless water heaters don’t store water. They heat water on demand, offering numerous benefits such as continuous hot water and reduced energy bills since there’s no need to keep a large tank of water heated.

There are two main types of tankless water heaters:

Electric Tankless Water Heaters

Ideal for gas-free homes, electric tankless heaters are compact, quiet, and don’t require venting. However, they do consume a significant amount of electricity, which can be costly, especially in larger homes or colder climates where the units must work harder.

Gas Tankless Water Heaters

More energy-efficient than electric models, gas tankless water heaters use gas burners to heat water quickly and effectively. They tend to last longer and require fewer repairs, though they may necessitate rerouting existing gas lines for installation.

Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters

  1. Energy Efficiency:
  • Tankless water heaters heat water on demand, eliminating the energy loss associated with maintaining a tank of hot water. This results in lower energy bills.
  1. Space Saving:
  • Without the need for a large tank, tankless units are compact and can be installed in smaller, less obtrusive locations.
  1. Long-Term Cost Savings:
  • Despite higher upfront costs, tankless water heaters can offer savings over time due to their energy efficiency and longer lifespan.
  1. Continuous Hot Water:
  • They provide an endless supply of hot water as long as the demand does not exceed the unit’s capacity, perfect for extended use or homes with varying schedules.
  1. Longer Lifespan:
  • Tankless water heaters typically last longer than storage tank models, often up to 20 years with proper maintenance.
  1. Lower Risk of Leaks and Water Damage:
  • Without a large storage tank, there is a reduced risk of leaks and the extensive water damage they can cause.

Once you’ve selected the ideal model with our guidance, we’ll handle the installation with precision. We double-check our work to guarantee your complete satisfaction and the highest quality of service.

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