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The Respective Benefits of Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

One of the toughest decisions to make when you are picking out a new water heater for your home is whether you want a tank or tankless model. Westland Heating & Air Conditioning offers a great selection of both tank and tankless water heaters, so whichever one you choose, we are sure to have what you are looking for.

Our professional technicians are also always available to help you evaluate your options when it comes to Avon Lake tank vs. tankless water heaters. We understand what makes each of these more appropriate in certain situations, and we are glad to share our expertise with you.

How Tankless Water Heaters Work

A tankless water heater may seem like a futuristic appliance someone dreamed up, but it is actually a relatively simple piece of equipment. When you turn on your hot water tap anywhere in your home, your tankless water heater will start pumping water through a series of tightly packed heating elements. Because the water is traveling through very small pipes and there are so many heating elements, the water is heated quickly and can then be delivered to your tap.

Because of their configuration, tankless water heaters take up very little space. Most of them look like a flat panel that can be installed almost anywhere out of the way. This makes them ideal for homes without a lot of extra space for a big water tank. Tankless water heaters also use much less energy than most tank units because they do not need to continuously heat a large volume of reserve hot water.

Tankless water heaters are a good match for a household with one or two people who use minimal hot water. Larger models can actually handle an impressive hot water demand, but for the most part, tankless water heaters cannot effectively supply hot water to more than one tap at a time.

When Tank Water Heaters Are Appropriate

Tank water heaters, on the other hand, come in a wide variety of sizes and can accommodate multiple hot water users at the same time. They do take up more room than their tankless counterparts, and they work by filling their tank, heating all of the water in it, and then holding that water at a constant high temperature until it is needed.

This means that even if you are on vacation for two weeks and no one is using the hot water in your home, you will still be paying to keep that tank of water hot. It is easy to see why you would want to avoid paying for hot water that is not needed or being used. But if your household is large and many people need to use hot water at once, it is a good idea to go with a tank model.

Professional Avon Lake Tank and Tankless Water Heater Installation and Other Services

Whether you eventually opt for a tank or tankless water heater for your Westlake home, Westland Heating & Air Conditioning professionals can install it for you. We provide comprehensive repair and maintenance as well, so no matter what type of water heater service you are looking for, we are the company to call.