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Why Keep Your Tank Water Heater?

We sometimes give tank water heaters the short end of the stick on this blog. While sure, tankless water heaters provide a noticeable difference and they’re an alternative option for families that have been unhappy with tank water heaters, they’re not for everyone. For many homeowners who are looking to invest in a new water heater, or who are looking for a practical solution in their area, tank water heaters in Champaign, IL might be perfect. As we’ve moved further and further into the 21st century, one thing has become clear—there’s still a place for some of our older, more reliable water heating solutions. Just because we’ve been using tanks to heat our water for decades doesn’t mean that it’s an outdated or old solution, in fact, it means that this solution is just as reliable as it always was. Let’s talk about some reasons why you might choose a tank water heater for your home.

“If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It”

We hear this sentiment a lot, and while an old or outdated system should absolutely be fixed or replaced, if your system is working perfectly, then you might not need to change what’s working so well. For instance, a lot of homeowners think that tankless water heaters might be a better option because of how efficient they can be, and how enticing it can be to have access to unlimited hot water. But the truth is that you’re paying for that hot water, regardless of whether it comes from a tank or from the main water line. A tank water heater can still provide just enough hot water for your family’s needs, especially if it’s sized correctly based on the amount of hot water you require.

The Unique Advantages of a Tank Water Heater

There are several good reasons why homeowners still to this day use tank water heaters. In comparison to other systems out there, they really do get the job done as long as they’re professionally installed and maintained. Here are just a few advantages of these conventional, yet reliable systems.
  • Fast access to hot water. If everyone in the family started washing their hands in several locations at the same time, a tankless water heater is going to have trouble supplying all that water, even if it’s for a short duration. A tank water heater can easily give you the hot water you need instantly, since it’s already heated and ready to go!
  • They’re still energy efficient. Don’t just assume that tankless water heaters are the only efficient water heaters on the market. Conventional tank water heaters are still energy efficient, especially because they’re designed to limit as much standby heat loss as possible based on the materials that are used to insulate the tank.
  • They’re incredibly affordable. A standard tank hot water heater is going to cost a lot less to install than a tankless system. If you’re on a strict budget for your home, this could be a huge benefit.

It’s time to call Pipeworks Inc. for professional water heater services!

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