Most homes either use tank systems tankless water heaters as their sources of hot water. As you would expect, both of these systems have their pros and cons. However, tankless water heaters would serve some people better than tank systems. Here are some signs that your circumstances suit a tankless system better than a tank system.
You Are Away a Lot
A tank system has a storage tank that can burst and flood your home if you are away. A tankless system has a low risk of flooding since it doesn't include a storage tank. A tank system heats and stores water even when you don't need hot water. Constant heating means you will be wasting energy while away from home. Both things mean you should get a tankless water heater if you travel a lot.
You Have a Big Household
You should also get a tankless water heater if you have a big household. A big household consumes more hot water than a comparable smaller household does. You might run out of hot water if you use a tank system because it can store a finite volume of hot water. A tankless system doesn't store hot water — rather, it heats the water on demand. Thus, you won't run out of hot water if you use a tankless system.
You Don't Plan Relocation
Tankless water heaters are relatively more expensive than tank systems — at least as far as initial installation costs are concerned. However, the tankless systems are also more efficient than the tank systems. Thus, you may recoup the initial costs of a tankless system if you stay with it for a long time. The good news is that these tankless systems are also durable.
You Need Space
Since tank systems include a storage tank, they occupy more real estate than tankless systems. You might not care for the space considerations if you have a big house. However, a tankless system is perfect for you if you are space-challenged.
You Care For the Environment
Tankless water heaters are good for the environment on two fronts. First, these systems are energy efficient because they only heat water when you need it. Secondly, these systems are relatively durable, which translates to fewer materials in the landfill.
Hopefully, your analysis will help you install the best water heater. Whichever water heating system you opt for, ensure you get it installed by a professional technician.
For more information, contact a tankless water heater installation service in your area.