Water Heaters

summer is coming tank or tankless

Water heaters tank or tank less? Which one is for us?

SUMMER IS ON THE WAY!

BEST QUESTIONS to ask yourself BEFORE purchasing a new water heaters.

  1. How many people will be using the water in our house and for what purpose? Take a quick mental inventory of how many people shower, do laundry, and overall usage.
  2. What kind of money can I spend? Do you have a budget of what you want to spend now, what you can afford later, or do you have repair money set aside.

Here are some quick facts about TANK Water Heaters: 

  • Cost is lower- the tank price & the installation is almost half the cost of a tankless
  • Replacement- tank heaters are not as complicated and less costly to replace.
  • Bills are higher- Your water utility bill to get the water heated and then reheated can increase.
  • Space constraints- tank water heaters are bigger
  • Hot water can run out- Sometimes when you have multiple people showering, many loads of laundry, and the dishwasher running all at the same time you can run out of hot water. Solution: Go back to the first 2 questions about usage and purchase a bigger tank heater but know that means more cost.
  • Lifespan- tank heaters last 10 to 15 years.

Here are some quick facts about TANK LESS Water Heaters:

  • Long term cost is lower – Depending on how many gallons you use the energy you are saving makes the cost lower. Up front cost is higher averaging $2800- $4500 installed which depends on manufacturer and installing company.
  • Changing from tank to tank less can increase installation costs.
  • No space constraints –Installation in smaller places and even outside.
  • Hot water quickly – On demand hot water gives 2 to 3 gallons per minute.
  • Lifespan –Tank less heaters last almost 20+ years.

GREAT INFO: BUT HOW DO I CHOOSE?

  • GO BACK TO THE 2 QUESTIONS ABOVE: What were your answers?

Got the money upfront, have a large family that need a lot of hot water fast and more often? GO TANK LESS Heater.

Got a small family or it is just you with a limited income. GO TANK Heater.

WE CAN HELP WHEN YOU ARE READY! 

RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING USES

BRADFORD WHITE WATER HEATERS

http://www.bradfordwhite.com/

AND 

 NAVIEN (tank less)

 http://us.navien.com/

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