The water heater heats your home’s water supply and supplies hot water immediately to various household fixtures.

It is difficult to choose the right water heater for you homeowner. You’ll likely discover that there are two types of water heaters on the market: tank or tankless. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.

Longevity, Efficiency

A gas hot water heater can last between 8 and 12 years. An electric tankless model will last about 10 to 15 years. However, some models can last as long as 20. Depending on your current wiring and needs, you might want to determine which option is best for you.

Traditional water heaters heat water and prepare it for use in reheating. This is enough water to wash dishes, shower, and do laundry. The tank will then refill and heat the water again.

A tankless water heater, on the other hand heats water as it is used. However, the initial cost of installing a tankless heater is higher.

You Needs

A tankless water heater or on-demand heater can make homes up to 34% more efficient for those with less than 41 gallons. These heaters are smaller and can be placed in places that a traditional water heater can’t.

A conventional system might be more suitable if you require larger quantities of heated water.