Those who keep up with the latest home gadgets will know tankless water heaters are quickly replacing regular water heaters in today’s market. Though the brand may vary, there is still quite a difference between the two. You will want to weigh the pros and cons between both water heaters and see which model ultimately fits your lifestyle.
Flow Rate Capacity
Before you begin making your way to buy any kind of water heater, you will need to figure out the capacity you need based on your family size. Usually measured by the gallon, this will be your guide to a closer approximation of the flow rate. Tankless water heaters are measured by the gallon per minute, unlike regular water heaters that are consistently using heat around the clock. Plumbers will also use their formula to help you calculate the flow rate by subtracting the incoming water temperature your house can hold from the desired temperature.
Overall Design and Size
There is quite a difference between the water heaters when it comes down to the overall design and size. A tankless water heater is sleek, lightweight and compact as it can easily mount to the wall. Tankless water heaters also come in two different types of models: a point-of-use and a whole-house unit, each with a gas or electric function. A point-of-use tankless heater is relatively smaller than the whole-house unit but both make for a considerable amount of space. A regular water heater on the other hand has a large tank appearance and is rather bulky in size.
Energy and Upfront Cost
Did you know that water heaters are the second-highest source of used energy? It can be especially costly, to say the least. Tankless water heaters are by far ahead of the game with energy efficiency. They save homeowners hundreds of dollars per year because of the on-demand supply of water. Expect for it to run a thousand or so as the upfront cost, but it will benefit you in the long run and an investment that is worth it. A regular water heater uses more energy than a tankless version because it is constantly working to keep the water hot. The watt usage in a regular heater is what makes a water bill so high so an energy star-certified standard model is highly suggested. The upfront cost for a regular tank is a couple hundred but can run close to the thousand mark depending on the model, manufacturer and gallon size.
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