Water Heater Options: Tankless and Traditional

Water Heater Options Tankless and Traditional

Water heaters are no longer a luxury for homes; they’re a necessity, especially for residents with young children, the elderly, and anyone suffering from an illness. McLay Services, Inc. has been in the business of installing, maintaining and repairing tankless water heater and their freeze protection systems for years. In this post, we’ve put together the available options for homeowners looking to install new water heaters:

Traditional Storage Water Heater

This type of tanked system stores and heats 30 to 80 gallons of water. A pump pulls the water into the tank, which may be heated by electricity or gas. Hot water is released to bathrooms and sinks when people open taps. The amount of water stored in the tank can get depleted if a lot of users turn on the hot water at once. Maintaining such a system, however, is not that difficult as this is the most sturdy and reliable type, with checkups and flushing happening around twice a year.

This is one of the most expensive setups for water heating since this system uses heat 24 hours a day. Your energy consumption does not stop with this type of water heater.

Tankless Water Heater

This system uses heat generated from electricity directly into the water flowing through the pipes. As long as the heater is switched on, it will heat water when you turn on the faucet or shower. This type of water heater can work well for homes that consume 41 gallons of hot water or less in a day. Energy savings are more significant with this system since no water is being heated continuously—only when you turn on the tap.

Installing a tankless water heater means that you need a heater near every tap to produce hot water.

The Right Water Heater for You

If you want to know what other options you have, McLay Services, Inc. offers consultations with our NATE-certified professionals. Call us today at (909) 392-2202 to learn more about the options available for your residential water heating system.