Which Type of Water Heater Should You Install – Tank or Tankless?
It’s not a hard decision once you know the main differences. Here is a quick breakdown that should give you the basics.
Tank-Style Water Heater Installation
If you decide to have a tank-style water heater installed in your Cincinnati-area home, there are several benefits. The main advantage is that tank style water heater installation is less expensive. They can range from $300 to $500 depending on which brand, style and size you choose. Many homeowners choose to upgrade their tank-style water heater to a larger capacity – say from a 30 gallon to a 50 gallon tank to provide hot water longer. Tank-style water heaters are reliable and should last 10-12 years.
Tankless Water Heater Installation
When you choose to install a tankless water heater in your Cincinnati-area home, there are several benefits as well. Tankless water heaters are smaller (about the size of a carry-on piece of luggage) and hang on the wall so they don’t require the floor space a tank water heater does. They are more energy efficient because they only heat water on demand as opposed to keeping gallons of water hot 24/7 like the tank style. Plus, since there is no tank, there is no chance of it springing a leak and flooding your home. A tankless water heater can last up to 20 years with regular maintenance. The only drawback to a tankless water heater is that it costs more to install it. Because a tankless model needs electrical outlets for the fan and electronics, upgraded gas pipes, and a new ventilation system, tankless water heater installation averages $1,200-1,500.