When most people think of water heaters, they think of the traditional tanked models that sit in the garage or basement. They heat the water in a large tank which sits idle until you’re ready to use it. You may not know, however, that those aren’t the only types of water heaters available. Tankless models work by passing water through heated metal coils on their way to the faucet, warming them instantly and skipping the need to maintain a large tank. You can find both tanked and tankless water heaters in Emerson, but which one is right for you? Here’s a quick breakdown.

Tanked or Tankless for Your Water Heater?

The biggest benefit of tankless water heaters is that they use less energy than tanked models. Because they operate on a “needs only” basis, they don’t waste any energy, and monthly bills on them can often be quite a bit less. They’re also smaller than tanked models, meaning that you can set them up in out-of-the-way locations like under the sink or above the shower.  That makes them extremely convenient, as well as cost-effective: saving you a great deal of money in monthly costs.

On the other hand, tankless water heaters tend to cost more to install than a tanked model does. Because they’re smaller, they usually work on just one outlet or room, which means you likely need to install multiple units in order to cover the whole house. They also struggle with larger demands, making them excellent for smaller households but problematic for large families or homes that need a lot of water.

Generally speaking, tankless water heaters are well worth the investment if your needs are limited to a one- or two-bathroom house. They also may be excellent options for vacation homes that might not see a lot of use for most of the year. Otherwise, the more traditional type of water heater is probably best. If you’re considering a tankless water heater, Emerson residents have options with BZ Dependable.

We can discuss options with you and help to decide between tanked vs tankless water heaters before installing the system. Give us a call today and let us show you what we can do!

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