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Is the Storage Tank Water Heater a Thing of the Past?

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Is the Storage Tank Water Heater a Thing of the Past?

Before going any further, let us answer the question above immediately: no. The tank water heater is still a very viable option, and many homeowners wouldn't trade theirs in for any reason or for any other model. That being said, there is more competition than ever before in terms of alternative water heater systems.

With tankless models and others to choose from, you may find yourself wondering why you should still use a tank-based water heater. The answers are many, and we will get into a few of the more pertinent reasons below. Just keep in mind that, as is the case with any sort of water heater, professional services are necessary if your system is to succeed. If you need any water heater services in the Hartford, CT area, contact a member of the Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning team to get the job done right.

  • Dependability: There is no single water heater that is going to suit everyone's individual needs, and tankless water heaters are a great fit for many homes. If you have a sizable family, though, or if you like to get everything done at once -- including running the dishwasher, the washing machine and even the shower -- then you may be better off with a tank water heater than a with a tankless model. Tankless water heaters may be overwhelmed when multiple appliances and outlets are calling for hot water, while a tank model has a sizable reservoir to draw from.
  • Efficiency: It is true that tankless water heaters do not suffer from standby energy loss in the way that tank water heaters do. It is inevitable that some of the thermal energy within the tank will transfer to the air surrounding it. That being said, modern water heater tanks are more efficient than ever before, and you can even invest in supplemental insulation to boost efficiency further.
  • Cost: While tankless water heaters may be able to regain their initial costs over time, they are considerably more expensive than tank models; recouping the initial investment may take more time than many homeowners wish to permit. Tank water heaters, even those on the higher end of the base price scale, are more affordable. If you have any further questions, or require any sort of water heater services, just give a member of our staff a call today.

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May 18, 2015 | Categories: Water Heater Service

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