Conventional or Tankless: Which Should You Choose?

Water Heater InstallationIt used to be that when a homeowner needed a new water heater, he could only make a choice on gas versus electric and the size of the tank. Now, homeowners can select a conventional tank water heater or a tankless water heater as well as other features. At Reeves Family Plumbing, we install both types of water heaters for our residential customers.

Conventional water heaters use gas or electricity to constantly maintain a supply of heated water. They are easy to repair and maintain and cost about one-third the price of a tankless heating system. The water in the tank can also serve as an emergency supply for a family’s needs during a water or public health emergency.

Tankless heaters are referred to as on demand water heaters because they heat water nearly instantaneously as soon as the hot water spigot is turned on. Coils wrapped around the water pipes heat the water as it is sent to the faucet where it is needed. The supply of hot water delivered by a tankless heating system is virtually limitless. Homeowners do not have to wait and wait for the water to get hot, which results in less wasted water.

In addition, a tankless system can fit into a smaller space since no large storage tank is needed. These systems also do not consume energy in maintaining a supply of heated water, which can reduce operating costs. However, tankless systems are more expensive to install.

When you need a professional plumber in Coppell, our team at Reeves Family Plumbing is here for you. We offer expert advice and the best in class water heating systems so that you can enjoy the comfort and convenience of plenty of hot water for all of your needs.

For more assistance in selecting a new water heater or to schedule your water heater installation, call us today at 972-247-3763.

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