There are at least two appliances that run all the time and are used everyday. That is your refrigerator and water heater. ( Tankless water heaters being the exception.) Water heaters are like dining room tables. They come in different shapes and sizes. No one dining room table is suited for all families , likewise neither is just one style or size water heater. When deciding which unit to choose several variables must be considered. How many fixtures require hot water. Do you have a Jacuzzi tub? How often will this tub be used? How much laundry do you have? How may people are residing in your home and what are their water usage habits? You may have 5 bathrooms but only 3 people or only bathrooms and 5 people. How much room do I have?
It is also important to remember that we don't want a cheap water heater , but cheap hot water! What I mean by that is efficiency, low maintenance, and longevity are some other concerns.
Tankless water heaters are desirable in that they are not limited to what is stored in a tank so they will provide you with an endless supply of hot water as long as you want to pay for it. The tendency could be to take longer baths or showers and not realize that you are actually consuming more fuel until you get the bill. They do take up less space and can be installed in a variety of locations.
Tankless water heaters are not instant water heaters. Like any water heater, the closer you are to the heater the less time you have to wait. All I water heaters can be considered instant because the water leaves the tank hot. It just takes time to get to the fixture. No matter if it is tankless or a storage unit.
I like storage type heaters because of these reasons. They will provide hot water during a power outage. They will provide emergency water should one ever arise. They are typically less expensive .
A quick call to INTEGRITY PLUS @ (760) 840-9806 and a brief conversation with one of our experienced water heater techs can help with your decision.
FYI TYPICAL Water heater lifespan is 8-10 years.
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