Advantages of a Conventional (tank-type) Water Heater0
Conventional Tank-Type Water Heaters
The plumbing expert at Best Plumbers® can repair, replace or install any kind of water heater. A water heater is the plumbing lifeblood to any home or business. Just try to imagine living in your home, washing your hands, or showering every day with no hot water. Imagine owning a restaurant, and having no hot water to run your business, or wash your dishes. The local expert plumbers at Best Plumbers® can help you with your water heater problems. No matter if you have a gas, propane, or electric water heater and no matter what brand, the plumbers that are listed in our plumbing directory can help.
The experts featured in Best Plumbers® Repair and Install these Traditional Water Heaters:
- Natural Gas Water Heater Install
- Propane Gas Water Heaters Install
- Electric Water Heaters Install
- Powervent Water Heater Install
- Commercial Water Heater Installs
Maintenance to a Water Heater is Important
There are many homeowners through the United States that do not realize the importance of water heater maintenance. A conventional (tank-type) water heater should be drained and cleaned out once a year. Throughout the year, minerals in the water supply build up in the water heater and create sediment in the bottom of the water heater tank. This sediment at the bottom of the water heater tank makes the water heat up slower and use more energy to keep the water in the tank warm. By not keeping up with the necessary annual maintenance of a water heater, it not only supplies a household with less hot water, but the energy bill to heat the water is higher as well.
The Advantages of Installing a Conventional Water Heater
A major water heater question today is which kind of water heater to install. The traditional hot water heater with a large water heater storage tank or a new tankless water heater. The answer to this water heater dilemma is, it depends on the needs and wants of the consumer. The fact is: Both deliver hot water. However, but each type of water heater has specific advantages and disadvantages. Below are some the pros and cons of a conventional, tank-type water heater:
The Pros of a Traditional Water Heater
- Upfront Cost and Investment– Generally, traditional tank type water heaters have a lower initial purchase price. Also, depending where the water heater is
located, the installation of a new tank-type water heater tends to be less expensive.
- Electrical Power Outages – if there is an electrical power outage and you have a gas powered water heater, you will still have hot water, as long as there is still gas flowing to the unit.
The Cons of a Traditional Water Heater
- Energy Efficiency – A traditional, tank style water heater is less energy efficient than a tankless water heater.
- Hot Water Supply – Once all of the available water is stored in the water heater tank is used, it takes time to heat more water.
- Freshness of the Water – The water you use sits in a tank with corrosion and rust
- Space – the water heater storage tank itself takes up much more floor space than a tankless water heater.
- Water Heater Tank Leaks – The water heater tank can leak. This can potentially, cause water damage to a home when this occurs.
Today, when buying a new water heater, a homeowner has to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of both styles of water heaters and decide which one meets their plumbing needs. If you’re not sure what type of water heater to buy, just give your local plumbing professionals at Best Plumbers® a call.