Tank vs Tankless Water Heaters


One of the more exciting innovations our modern society has brought to us is tankless water heaters. Hand-in-hand with reliable air conditioner repair, these devices have served to improve our daily lives and given us a new outlook on a traditional industry. In fact, the Alberta government was recently handing out credits for the replacement of old, tank-style water heaters in an effort to get tankless varieties in more homes.

However, that doesn’t mean that tankless water heaters have become commonplace just yet. The program offered by the provincial government stopped with the new political party getting voted in, and they are still not provided as a standard part of new home construction.

But, is there any real benefit to a tankless water heater over the conventional system?

Traditional Water Tanks

Traditional water tanks have many benefits. They are cost-effective, work great for a long time, and have a relatively low cost in associated maintenance. Truly, it used to be the case that an annual inspection of your water heater and any air conditioner repair was completed in the same HVAC company visit.

Furthermore, they offer reliable access to a stream of hot water that makes everyday water use convenient and straightforward. Dishes, showers, and ablutions are all benefited from traditional water heaters with tanks.

Tankless Water Heaters

Likely the first thing you will hear about tankless water heaters is the cost associated with their purchase. While it is true that they are not as cheap as traditional water heaters, they do offer a fair amount of advantages in lieu. Firstly, they are much more economical because they do not have a tank to fill with water. Secondly, they are often as durable as traditional systems, and you can expect the same service life out of either system.

But perhaps the most significant advantage of the tankless water heater is the lessened environmental impact. As mentioned, not having to fill a tank preserves water usage and also reduces energy costs. Energy costs further reduce because you don’t need to maintain a large amount of hot water as you produce it when you turn on the tap instead.

But, what are your thoughts? Do you believe that there is an equal amount of benefits for either system or do you fancy that one is superior to another in terms of quality or usage? Let us know on our social media what you think!

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