Have you ever tried to take a warm shower only to discover you have no hot water? Does the hot water in your shower feel like it’s not as hot as it used to be?
If you think “Yes and yes,” then it may be time to replace or upgrade your water heater. Dream Team Home Services offers expert water heater installation in Media & Havertown, PA.
Most of us take hot water for granted, but having no hot water is an unpleasant experience for any homeowner. Most of us don’t even think about our water heater until there is a problem. Before you start to panic, remember the Dream Team Home Services is here to help with expert water heater services in Media & Havertown, PA!
What Are My Water Heater Options?
When it’s time to finally replace or upgrade your water heater, there are two options. The first is the traditional tank storage, and the second is tankless. Both have their pros and cons but no matter which option you choose, Dream Team Home Services is the right choice for your installation.
Tank storage units usually range from 30 to 80 gallons. These tanks work by heating the water stored inside the tank. They come in gas and electric models, and both are relatively easy to install and are cheaper than their tankless counterparts. One major drawback to tank storage water heaters is that once the tank is depleted of hot water, you must wait for the tank to reheat the water inside the tank. For smaller households, this might not be a problem, but for larger households, you might have to wait to take a hot shower.
Tankless water heaters have several advantages over traditional tank storage units. The main advantage is that hot water is on-demand, which means that the water is heated instantly as you use it. Tankless units use a heat exchanger to quickly heat the water, providing you instant hot water as you need it.
Tankless units have a lifespan up to 20 years, which is much longer than traditional storage tank units. They are also much more efficient than the traditional unit.
Another major advantage of going tankless is they take up much less space. Traditional tanks usually take up useful garage, laundry room, or closet space that can be reclaimed by installing a tankless unit.
The only drawbacks to going tankless is higher up-front costs and longer installation times; however, the longer lifespan and energy bill savings of a tankless unit usually more than offsets the additional money and time spent.