Tankless Or Storage Tank Heater, Which Is Better?

When it comes to picking a water heater for your home, there are several different types of heaters to choose from, from tankless water heaters to a standard storage tank heater. Both vary from gas/propane and electric power sources but what are the differences between the two and which is best for your home or business? First, we must break down the plain differences between the two.

What is a Tankless Water Heater?

Eemax Water Heater
Eemax Tankless Water Heater, the most popular in the US

A tankless water heater, such as Navien heaters, are water heaters without a tank. These heaters run the passing water through ultra-hot heating coils. While there are regular electric tankless heaters, gas or propane powered one’s are growing in popularity due to their lower operating costs. Perhaps one of the most positive aspects of a tankless water heater is its small and compact size, increasing mobility. Because of its smaller size, many come with wall-mount accessories to keep it more movable.

What is a Storage Tank Water Heater?

Storage tank water heaters are the most common and oldest type of water heater. A storage tank water heater comes in many different shapes and sizes. From 30 gallon to 125 gallon, storage tank water heaters are usually the most reliable among all water heaters, with years of experience to show for it. Now, which heater is best for you?

Which Water Heater is Best For Me?

A water heater depends largely on (1) what it will be used for and (2) the size of the area it’s covering. For larger estates and commercial locations, it’s often best to stick with a gas-powered storage water heater while smaller locations work best with an electric storage water heater. However, if, for example restaurants, their’s an absolute need for extremely high-temperature flowing water, it’s best to have several tankless heaters around. Unfortunately, everybody’s situation is different, so for the best and most accurate consultation, call us today at (561) 615-1400 and get your hot water running efficiently and quickly.