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Tankless, Smart, or Traditional Hot Water Heater: Which One is Right for You

Every homeowner wants to know that when they hop into the shower in the morning, they’ll instantly be met with hot water. However, if you have multiple people in your home, maintaining your hot water supply can be difficult when you don’t have the right water heating system.

If you’ve been thinking about upgrading or changing the water heater in your home, you have three choices: tankless, traditional, or smart. Learning a little bit more about each type of water heating system is the best way to choose the right option for your home. Find out whether you should install a tankless, smart, or traditional water heater by learning about the benefits and functionality of each.

Installing a Traditional Water Heater

For many years, the most popular choice for a water heater was a traditional water, meaning one equipped with a tank. These heaters have a tank that holds a certain amount of hot water, typically between twenty and eighty gallons. The drawback, as you can probably surmise, is that once the tank’s reservoir is used, you will need to wait for the new water in the tank to heat up before you will be able to enjoy any hot water at your desired temperature.

Despite this drawback, traditional heaters have several benefits, including a much lower upfront cost. So if you choose this option, make sure the tank is correctly sized for your home’s hot water needs.

Picking a Tankless Water Heater

If you’re a homeowner that never wants to risk running out of hot water, then your best choice may be a tankless heater. Tankless heaters, instead of maintaining a supply of hot water, will heat water on demand. These heaters can either be powered by gas or electricity and tend to last a very long time.

The disadvantages of tankless heaters is that they are much more expensive than traditional options, and you may need to renovate your home to accommodate the heaters. Also, if multiple people are trying to use hot water, the heater may not be able to keep up with the demand unless you add more than one unit.

Choosing a Smart Water Heater

If your main goal when choosing between a tankless, smart, or traditional water heater is efficiency, then a smart water heater is the way to go. Smart water heaters, which can be tanked or tankless, are designed with efficiency in mind and can help you save a tremendous amount of money on your energy bills.

These smart water heaters can learn your hot water needs, meaning they can anticipate when you’re going to take a shower, clean your dishes, or wash your clothes and heat your water based on this schedule.

Choose Your Water Heater

When you need help choosing between a tankless, smart, or traditional water heater, or if you’ve made your choice and are ready to schedule installation, you should be sure to get in touch with the professionals at Village Plumbing, LLC.

Village Plumbing helps homeowners and businesses in Henderson and Las Vegas with all their plumbing needs, including selecting and installing hot water heaters. We can get your new hot water heater up and running in the blink of an eye. Contact us today to schedule an appointment

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