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Water Heater FAQ: Tank vs. Tankless Water Heater

Monday, January 21st, 2013

If you’re a homeowner in Salt Lake City, your water heater is probably one of the most important components of your home. When it comes time to replace it, you’ll probably end up wrestling with the tank vs tankless water heater debate. At Design Comfort, we’ve been providing complete tank water heater and tankless water heater service in Salt Lake City for many years. We thought we would put together a quick list of some of the advantages and disadvantages of each system for our customers. Contact your local Salt Lake City water heater contractor if you have any questions about which system is right for you.

Tank Water Heaters in Salt Lake City

The traditional tank water heater is probably the more common of the two types of water heaters. It offers high capacity hot water for homes all over the country. However, it tends to use more energy than tankless water heaters because it has to constantly heat that large tank of water. It also lends itself to heat loss when the hot water just sits in it. Over time, they also can potentially become vulnerable to rust and corrosion.

Tankless Water Heaters in Salt Lake City

While tankless water heaters do offer homeowners the potential to reduce their energy consumption form heating water, they do have some drawbacks. If you have children and teenagers, your demand for hot water will likely make your tankless system work less efficiently. In homes with higher demand, multiple tankless systems will likely be require to keep up with the demand. Because tankless systems are much more expensive to install, this normally leaves larger families in Salt Lake City with the tank water heater option.

If you have any questions about tank or tankless water heater systems, just call Design Comfort. We provide complete tankless water heater installation and tank water heater installation and repair in Salt Lake City. Call us today!

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