Everybody uses hot water supply differently, so it’s important to understand the different types of water heaters and features best suited for your needs. Let Dolan’s help you choose from a variety of eco-friendly standard hot water tanks or tankless water heaters.
Storage Tank or Tankless?
If it’s time to get a new water heater, you may be wondering about tankless vs traditional water heaters and which one to get. They both have their advantages and disadvantages – it’s all about what’s right for you.
Reservoir Tank Water Heaters
These are your classic style of hot water tanks. The main advantage of a traditional water tank is the lower purchase cost. As most homes are already set up for a tank, there’s also no need to change the gas line location or gauge, which is frequently the case with a tankless model. Hot water tanks come in electric, natural gas and propane.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters only heat water upon demand, thereby allowing a virtually endless supply of hot water. They are also energy efficient and time efficient. Also, eliminating your reservoir-style hot water heater can save you money on your water heating bill. Another advantage is Tankless water heaters mount on your wall and have a much smaller footprint in your utility area or basement.
Installation can be more difficult for a tankless water heater, as you may need to upgrade your home’s electrical system to support an electric tankless unit, or you may need to run a dedicated gas line to your gas-powered unit. Depending on the type of unit, you may also need to install other equipment like new exhaust vents or new pipes. There will also be a plumbing retrofit as well.
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Other Water Heating
At Dolan’s we strive to meet all your water heating needs. If you have any questions about something not covered above, please contact us by e-mail or telephone.
You can also book a free in-home estimate, and our highly qualified estimators can answer all your questions.