The topic of tankless water heater vs standard water heater has been going for a long time. Which one is better? Which one can defeat which one when we are talking about efficiency? Both have the same purpose, which is to turn your ice-cold water into a mountainous hot spring water one, but which one is better?
This article here will tell you all about the difference between tankless water heater versus the ordinary one, so if you are curious about their differences, then you better continue with this article, because I am going to list several key differences between them.
What is the difference between those two?
Obviously, the tankless water heater has not tank installed while the standard one has one. The purpose of these tanks the standard water heaters got is to store the hot water. The faucet will then take some of that hot water from the tank and hot water will run from the faucet you turn the water on.
The tanks come in different sizes – some can fit 30 gallons while others can fit up to 50 depends on the price – and the water stored within will be used when someone turn on the hot water tap. When the hot water faucet is turned off, the tank will be filled with water again and is again heated to reach the perfect warm temperature.
For the tankless one, the water is heated on the go. That means you turn on the hot water faucet, the water goes through the heater, heated, and is delivered to you. Simple and without further complexity.
Why should and why should not I choose the standard one?
I’m going to list the bad things first because I believe that going through the bad things is better than going through the good first.
The bad thing is that standard water heater is very big. It is very big because you need the space for the tank and the water heater itself. If you have a small house, the lumbering standard water heater is not preferable. You can also run out of hot water if you are not fast enough to use it. Gotta go fast if you want to taste warm water on your skin in the shower.
After the bad is gone, let us go with the good ones. For standard water heaters, you can replace each part easily and it is also cheaper on the short run.
Why should and why should I not choose the tankless one?
Because the tankless one is deemed the modern one, it can be pretty costly to buy and maintain.
Good thing? It is cheaper on the long run and you would not run out of hot water even when you are the slowest in your family or colleagues. They are smaller as well, so a more compact house or apartment can opt to use it.