Tankless Water Heaters vs. Tank Water Heaters

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Water heaters are ranked third on the household energy consumption list, so by increasing its efficiency you can decrease your energy costs. The yearly costs to operate a tank water heating system is almost double that of a tankless system.

“Currently, the most popular energy-efficient option for water heating is a tankless water heater, also known as an on-demand system. Unlike a traditional tank that heats a reservoir of water 24 hours a day, a tankless unit activates only as needed. When there is a demand for heated water, cold water travels through the tankless unit, where a gas burner quickly heats it to the preset temperature.”

With a tankless hot water system, the wait for hot water to reach the faucet will be a bit longer. Because the water will need to flow through the system to activate the heater. Also when taking shower you may need to adjust the temperature a bit more to get that perfect water temperature.  

Because tankless water heaters house more powerful burners than their conventional tank counterparts, they require larger gas lines. Installation costs are also effected by the complexity venting required in an existing home. New construction installation is not much more difficult than a typical tank water heater. 

See the article Product Pros and Cons: Tankless Water Heaters vs. Conventional Storage Tanks

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