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Which Water Heater Type Should I Install?

tankless-water-heaterThere are a lot of different water heater types available on the market, but they can generally be broken up into two types: tank and tankless. Each of these two water heater types has its pros and cons. If you’re looking for a new water heater for your home, though, there is probably a single type that fits your needs better than the other. If you’re not sure what water heater type is best for your needs, have a look at some of the benefits each can offer you.

Tank Water Heaters

A tank water heater is the most common type of water heater in the country. That mental image you have of a water heater right now? It’s probably a tank water heater. Tank water heaters are great for convenience, since they are pretty much always heating water so that it can be available at a moment’s notice. The problem, of course, is that staying on at all times means that the system spends a lot of energy heating water when you’re not using it. Not the most efficient way to do things.

Tankless Water Heaters

A tankless water heater only turns on when you need it, and doesn’t store water for heating. This saves you energy costs, as well as space in your home. However, it does mean that you have to wait a bit between turning on the faucet and hot water actually arriving. Tankless water heaters may also struggle with higher levels of demand, such as when 3-4 people are using hot water at once.

Roy’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling provides a full range of water heater installation services in Buffalo, NY. If you need a new water heater installed in your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians. We can find the perfect water heater solution for your needs.

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