Which Type Of Water Heater Is Best?

  • HomeStar Electric Ltd

If you're in the market for a new water heater, you have two main options to choose from, either a model with a tank, or one without.

A tank water heater is the most straightforward option. As the name suggests, it involves a tank that is heated by some form of energy, like gas or electricity. If properly maintained, these models can last a long time. With your input, one of our qualified technicians can assess your daily water needs and recommend a unit that would be suitable.

Tankless models are another option, where water is heated on a needs basis. What that means is, when you turn on the tap to have a hot shower, rather than dispatching water that's already heated, your water heater will turn on and warm up the water as you require it. Water is not pre-heated and then stored, so a tankless model is more cost and energy efficient, though the initial setup tends to be pricier.