Tank or tankless? How to choose the right hot water heater

Most households have a conventional water heater, but there are several other types to choose from. Here is a quick overview of the main options:

  • Solar water heaters

With this type of hot water heater, solar panels will be placed on the roof of your home. The panels soak up the heat of the sun, heat the water and then the heated water is stored in a tank below. Solar water heaters work very well in sunny environments and they are obviously very good for the environment. However, they often require a larger initial capital outlay and the payback period could take a few years, depending on the size and type of heater, as well as any potential rebate programs in your area.

  • Tankless water heaters

These water heaters work by heating only the water you need, when you need it. They are more efficient because they don’t heat stored water that you aren’t using.

  • Hybrid water heaters

This is a new type of hot water heater. These have a storage tank like conventional hot water heaters, with an added pump on top that extracts heat from the air to heat the water. This type of water heater, like tankless water heaters, can save a lot in energy bills over the course of a year

Call Hot Water on 850 769 1568 now to learn more about tank vs tankless water heaters. The one you invest in will depend upon your household’s requirements, but our team of water heater contractors will guide you through the entire decision-making process