Conventional vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Conventional vs. Tankless Water Heaters

As the cold weather hits, making sure that your home is properly insulated is important, especially if you’re looking to save more on your energy bills. Most homes have a water heater tank installed prior to when a family moves in and, while they function well, some are not as efficient as they could be and require a significant amount of maintenance. As a result of this, investing in a long-term solution could save you more time and money in the long run.

At Argent Heating & Cooling, we provide our customers with the highest quality of appliances that suits your needs and budget. From cost-effective water heaters to power saving generators, our experienced technicians have assisted in keeping homeowners in the Washington D.C. Metro area comfortable while delivering excellent customer service.

Here are a few options you may want to consider as you decide which heater would be beneficial to you and your family for this upcoming winter season and beyond:

Conventional Water Heater

A standard water heater holds approximately 30 – 50 gallons of water in its storage tank and constantly stays preheated for tasks such as showering, laundry and more. Along with its lower initial cost, the conventional water heater usually lasts 8 to 12 years with necessary maintenance services in between.

However, the preheated factor of a conventional water heater does raise your utility bill, especially during the winter months due to the water being heated to a set temperature. This type of heater can also run out of hot water if everyone in the family is using it at the same time.

Tankless Water Heater

A tankless water heater is known as the demand-type water heater because its primary function is to produce hot water as needed. They use either gas or electricity to warm up cool water whenever you turn on the faucet and eliminates the need for a tank. Due to this, a tankless water heater is more energy-efficient to its alternative and lasts more than 20 years. It is also beneficial if you have a larger family because you have more people using the hot water.

Though the initial installation cost is higher, the decreased cost of maintenance and utility bill savings will result in a complete return on the investment, saving you more money in the long run. With its easily replaceable components and long lifespan, a tankless water heater is highly recommended.

Argent Heating & Cooling: Utility-Saving Tankless Water Heater Installations in the Washington D.C. Metro Area

To prepare for the winter and receive a fast, stress-free installation for your tankless water heater, contact a professional water heater service like Argent Heating & Cooling. Among the numerous benefits that a tankless water heater brings are a decrease in your utility bills, energy consumption, and  a reduction in your overall maintenance costs. Our skilled technicians have served the Washington D.C. Metro area for over 30 years and will make sure that your home is prepared. Contact us at (703) 281-6300 to schedule an appointment with our specialists today!