Tanked Water Heaters last between 10 and 15 years and typically hold between 20 and 80 gallons of hot water (around 120 degrees Fahrenheit) in a storage tank. They are fairly large and require a bit of space within your home.
Some of the benefits of Tanked Water Heaters include:
If you have timeline or budget constraints that prevent you from getting a tankless system, a tank heater may be the way to go. If your home runs strictly on electricity, you have to carefully consider whether going tankless is really worth it. The average household capacity is around 200 amps, which may not be enough to support a tankless electric heater. If you have gas, you have to factor in the costs of venting systems and additional gas lines. According to Energystar.gov, a tankless water heater is probably going to save you (at most) $1,800 over the life of the system. If the extra costs of installing a tankless system are going to outweigh your potential savings, you may want to consider a tank system or a high-efficiency tank system.
Tank water heaters installation typically only takes a few hours. Tanks come in electric, natural gas, and propane models. The gas models will still work during a power outage.
At Polsgrove Plumbing Services, LLC, our plumbers are experts in water heater repairs and replacements. We will diagnose and service your water heater to ensure your water heater is working properly as quickly as possible. Call us today!