Choosing a Conventional or Tankless Water Heater in Buffalo Grove
- Water Heaters
If you are a new homeowner or business owner, chances are that you are looking to have a new water heating unit installed. As it turns out, there are many benefits to both conventional tanked water heaters and tankless water heaters.
Figuring out whether a tanked or tankless unit best suits your needs can certainly be a tumultuous process, which is precisely why we, at Lake Cook Plumbing, are here to help.
Conventional Water Heater Benefits
- Whether you decide to go with a gas or electric one, tanked water heaters are inexpensive. They cost approximately $400 to $550 for a unit.
- Conventional water heaters have much smaller gas/power requirements than tankless water heating units.
- Easily adapted to re-circulation applications.
- Easily adapted to solar pre-heat applications. Today, solar technology is becoming very popular. Interestingly enough, a tanked water heater is a required element in the majority of these applications. For the record, tankless water heaters are currently not used in solar pre-heat applications.
Tankless Water Heater Benefits
- With tankless water heaters, energy is not used until there is a demand for it. This can be especially appealing to some homeowners and business owners because, with tanked water heaters, water is heated 24/7.
- Tankless water heaters are roughly the size of a carry-on suitcase, which allows you to save space wherever you decide to place it in your home or company building.
- Unlimited hot water supply, as long as fuel is present.
- There is very low risk of a tankless water heater’s tank breaking or rupturing, which could lead to severe floor damage.
If you have any questions about water heaters, whether it is a conventional or tankless unit, get in touch with Lake Cook Plumbing today!