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Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Home

Most people are only familiar with the traditional tank water heater systems, since they have been a staple of this industry for decades. With all the changes in technology over the years, all of our focus has been on energy and water conservation.

That means not only are newer water heaters more energy-efficient, they provide the homeowner a variety of benefits they might not even be aware of.

Tacoma, WA Water-Heater-ServicesSaving on Water Usage

When you have a large family, you consume large amounts of water each day. This also means your Tacoma home has a large tank water heater to provide everyone plenty of hot water when showering or bathing.

The traditional tank heaters hold several dozen gallons of heated water than must be treated nonstop to ensure hot water is available at a seconds notice.

One alternative is the tankless water heater, which basically heats water only on demand and provides hot water instantly.

There is no stored water or no need for the heater to run continuously day and night to keep the water heated.

Storage Issues

One issue many homeowners have is related to storage, and the smaller the space, the more they much conserve. The one added benefit to a tankless water heater system is they require the absolute minimum in space.

These small but effective units can be hung under a kitchen cabinet, on the wall in a laundry room, or even on an empty wall near a water outlet in the garage.

The smaller unit frees up space that could be taken up by the larger tank systems that occupy a much larger area of space inside the house. If space is an issue in a condo, apartment, or home, consider going with the on-demand water heater system.

Pay Now or Later

When it comes to choosing your Tacoma water heater, one thing to consider is how much your budge is today. You could save money each month using a tankless water heater, the only downside is the initial installation cost of the new system.

If money is an issue, the traditional tank systems are more energy-efficient today and are inexpensive to purchase new, they just will run you more money each month in your water and energy bills.

Carefully budget your money and decide which works best for you today and for the long haul because this money all adds up.

Not sure what water heater works for your Tacoma, WA home? Call All Purpose Plumbing at (253) 473-5100, and get the best advice from the professionals.