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Tank vs Tankless Water Heaters

Tank vs. Tankless Water Heater Services in Phoenix from Cool Touch

If you are in the market for a new water heater, there are two major options to choose from – both with clear advantages over the other. For this reason, you must choose whether a tank or tankless water heater is right for your home based on your particular needs.

If you are interested in learning more about tank versus tankless water heaters for your home, call Phoenix plumbers at Cool Touch. We can help you select a model that fits your particular needs in terms of comfort and budget. Contact Cool Touch today to learn the difference between tank and tankless water heaters in Phoenix, AZ.

Benefits of a Phoenix Tank Water Heater

Tank water heaters have been used in Phoenix homes for decades, and in that time the technology has not changed much. A tank fills with water and is heated – either with a gas burner or electrical elements. When someone turns on a hot water tap, that hot water is released and is replaced with cold water which is then heated. The process ensures that you have hot water on demand whenever you need it (up to a certain capacity), but it also ensures that you pay to heat water even when you do not need it.

Benefits of a Phoenix Tankless Water Heater

This is where tankless water heaters come in. Tankless water heaters only heat the water that you need, when you need it. These devices are installed on the water lines as they come to your fixtures. They use electrical elements to heat water only when you turn the hot water tap on and then they stop heating when you are done.

So, instead of continuously heating 30–60 gallons of water at all times, you can heat only what you need. The major issue with tankless water heaters is that they are both more expensive to install and less responsive. It can take a couple of minutes at times to get hot water from a tap.

Choosing Your New Phoenix Tank or Tankless Water Heater

So which is best? The answer will depend largely on your needs. If your budget is higher for upfront installation and you want to decrease the cost of operation over time (which will always cover that upfront investment), you should consider a tankless water heater. However, if you are short on money now and can defer the cost over time, a tank water heater may be a better choice.

Today’s tank water heaters are more efficient than they have ever been too, so you will enjoy better efficiency when you replace your current water heater.

Whatever your decision, know that Cool Touch is here to install your new Phoenix tank or tankless water heater and ensure it works properly for you and your family for years to come. Call us today to learn more about our full range of water heater installation services.

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Did you know Cool Touch can also help with all your plumbing needs, give us a call at our partner company: The Trusted Plumber.