Though you may not think about it often, the water heater in your Massachusetts home plays a major role in your comfort. If your water heater is more than 10 years old or you’re considering replacing it, give some thought to tankless water heaters. Tankless options have distinct advantages over their traditional counterparts and may be the answer to your hot water needs.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are designed to provide hot water on demand, eliminating the energy loss encountered with tank water heaters. With on-demand units, water is heated by electricity or natural gas as soon as the hot water tap is turned on. These heaters work best in homes that don’t demand hot water from several sources at once. If multiple people shower around the same time, or the washer is often running at the same time as the dishwasher and other water sources, multiple tankless units may be necessary to meet the needs of your family.
Traditional Tank Water Heaters
Traditional water heaters have provided hot water for homes for decades. Many homeowners choose tank versions simply because they’ve always had a tank water heater. Traditional water heaters have a tank that holds between 20 and 120 gallons of heated water. The heating element can be powered by either electricity or natural gas, and water in the tank is heated continuously. Despite insulation, tank water heaters have heat loss through the tank’s walls.
To find out if tankless water heating is right for your home’s needs, contact Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. Our team has proudly served the needs of the Route 495/ 128 area since 1928.
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