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Water Heater Choices: Tank Or Tankless?

Invest In Comfort And Energy Savings

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Your water heater does so much for your home, providing hot water for showers, baths, dishwashing, laundry, house cleaning, and more.

But they don’t last forever. With regular maintenance, a conventional water heater with a tank has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years.

If your home’s water heater is at or past that age, now is the time to plan for upgrading to a new water heater. You don’t want to wait until you’re forced to upgrade because your water heater has failed. That can bring some hassle and expense, especially if the tank has failed and you have damage from the water.

By choosing to upgrade now, you have time to carefully consider your options when it comes to a new water heater. The equipment experts at Parker Gas can help you with the decision so you have the best, most efficient water heater that fits your budget.

One decision you need to make is whether you want a water heater with a tank, or a tankless water heater. Each have advantages, so let’s walk through them.

Tankless Water Heater Benefits

A propane tankless water heater can help you save big on your energy costs.

With a conventional water heater with a tank, the water in the tank is being heated and reheated, 24/7, 365 days a year, so it is ready when you need it. That takes a lot of energy. But a tankless water heater provides hot water on-demand, so it’s only using energy to heat water when you need it.

A tankless water heater can lower your water heating energy costs as much as 40%. And when you consider that water heating accounts for about 20% of your energy costs, you’ll definitely see the difference in your energy bills.

Having no tank also means you don’t have to worry about tank corrosion or tank failure. Because there’s no tank, it takes up less room in your home and you have more options for where it is installed.
Tankless water heaters do cost more, but you get a return on your investment from day one with the lower energy costs. Also, they last twice as long (or longer!) than tank water heaters.

Tank Water Heater Benefits

Conventional water heaters with a tank are the most common water heater in homes. Their popularity is easy to understand.

Tank water heaters are a model of simplicity. The insulated tank heats and stores water so it is ready to use when you need it. The pipe on the top of the tank sends hot water where it is needed, whether it’s the dishwasher, the shower, or the washing machine.

Because of this simplicity, tank water heaters are easy and affordable to install.

Whether you choose a tank water heater or a tankless water heater, we can help you take advantage of savings from manufacturers if you buy a qualifying product. We also offer competitive, transparent financing.

You can count on us for expert installation, maintenance, and repairs of your new water heater. Our service technicians are trained, experienced, and courteous.

Contact us to get started on adding a new water heater to your home.