Not sure which is better for you? Here’s a closer look at some key differences between tanked and tankless heaters:
- Meeting water demands
- Environmental and energy-efficiency benefits
- Overall life span
- Upfront and long-term costs
When it comes to fulfilling water demands, tankless water heaters generally work faster. And, because they only heat water when necessary, they’re better for the environment and more energy efficient. They also tend to last longer. While tanked water heaters typically last up to 15 years, tankless heaters can last over 20.
On the flip side, tankless heaters are more complex to install and maintain. Thus, they usually have higher installation, repair and maintenance costs. However, because they’re more energy-efficient, they can reduce your long-term energy costs.
While they have their differences, both tanked and tankless appliances will effectively deliver hot water through your home. For the best results, work with a reputable team like A/C Doctors.