Differences between a traditional water heater and tankless If you are looking to upgrade the current water heater in your home, you have two basic options. The first is to purchase the same, traditional water heater you probably have been using, and a tankless water heater. There are many different features between these two kinds of water heaters, so before you make any sort of purchase, you need to look at the equipment and determine what works for you. Price A tankless water heater is going to cost substantially more than what a regular water heater cost. You might pay only a few hundred dollars on a regular water heater while a tankless whiter heater can cost above one thousand dollars. However, there are good reasons as to why the tankless water heater costs more. Efficiency While traditional water heaters have become more efficient over the years, tankless water heaters are going to save you a significant amount of money over the life of the tank. In fact, you are going to save far more in water consumption over the next decade than what you would spend additionally on the tankless water heater. The tankless heater does not require you to heat up an entire tank of water before sending it to the necessary faucet. Instead, it only requires the water to pass through the heating system of coils built into the tank, which ensures you do not have to continually heat and reheat water that you may or may not use. Heat With a traditional water heater, it can take a few minutes for the water to heat up and, with a larger family, you might run out of hot water if several people take showers in a row. Thankfully though, with the tankless water heater, this is not a problem at all. As there is no tank for the water, the water that pass through the system is instantly heated, so you never again have to worry about running out of hot water. This is an excellent investment for those with larger families and use a good deal of hot water throughout the course of a day. Looking into different water heaters for your Vernon property? Call The Water Heater Medic today at (860)896-3342 for a water heater installation!