Tank or Tankless: Water Heaters to Consider

There are a number of different water heaters available to homeowners today. Two of the most popular are diametrically opposed: the tank, vs. the tankless. While there is no one single water heater that is perfect, there is surely one that is perfect for you. You must just be sure to weigh all of your options, to do your research, and to direct any questions toward qualified water heater professionals. That is where we come in. Below you’ll find some information intended to help you to better understand available water heaters in Stamford, CT. If you have any further questions, or if you are ready to schedule water heater services of any kind, be sure to call upon the professionals on the T&H Mechanical Systems team.

Tank Water Heaters

The tank water heater is what most homeowners will likely first think of when envisioning a water heater. These models heat water, either by the combustion of a fuel such as propane or natural gas, or via electric resistance heating. A reservoir of hot water is maintained at all times, which means that you won’t have to worry about waiting around for water to heat. Tank water heaters are prone to standby energy loss, in which heat from the water transfers through the tank to the air surrounding it. However, modern tanks have done much to minimize this energy loss, and additional insulation may be added if so desired.

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters, obviously, do not require that hot water be stored in a tank. Instead, they heat only the water needed, as it is needed. This is great for eliminating any risk of standby energy loss, and it also means that tankless water heaters stay very compact in their construction. However, tankless water heaters are more expensive, and they may be more easily overwhelmed in the event that a lot of hot water is needed all at once. Contact us if you’d like to learn more about the water heaters that we install.