Over the course of homeownership, you find yourself having/wanting to make improvements to your home for various reasons. It could be for aesthetics, age, comfort, or at the end of the day. It comes right down to the cost of running the product. If you are reading this blog post, you could be in the beginning stages of researching hot water systems and what the best options are in choosing one.
When changing out your current hot water heating system, there are several things to consider when choosing the right product for your home. Today, we want to do just that, so all of our clients are able to make the most informed choice possible with the help of their HVAC technicians.
An important thing to note is there are two main types of hot water heaters. One is a tankless hot water heater, and the other is a traditional hot water tank—both come with some pros and cons, which we will delve into deeper.
A tankless hot water heater is great for an individual who may be tight on space as they are significantly smaller than the traditional tank hot water heater people are generally used to seeing. The way they work is by utilizing power burners to quickly and effectively heat the water coming through the system on demand and as needed.
Therefore, means an endless supply of hot water and never having to worry about running out of it. While these systems do last on average 20 years, they do come at a higher cost than a traditional hot water tank. As houses and households continue to grow, the demand becomes greater for on-demand hot water tank installation in Pitt Meadows.
Thus, making the swap to a tankless hot water tank a wonderful potential option as opposed to a traditional hot water system. Another potential benefit to be aware of is to check with FortisBC for any rebates that may be available to you for upgrading your current system to a tankless water heating system.
The traditional hot water tanks that most people are used to seeing still continue to remain a popular option in people’s homes to this day and harbor several benefits in doing so. The tall, cylindrical tube-like systems come in various sizes, ranging from 20 to 120 gallons. While the 40-gallon tends to be the most popular size, it ultimately comes down to what you and your family’s needs are at the end of the day.
This is where your HVAC technician is also of benefit, as they will be able to help steer you in the right direction and make the right choice based on your individual needs. They tend to be less expensive than the tankless option; however, it is recommended you replace your hot water tank every 8-10 years to maintain optimal efficiency. If you require water heater repair in Pitt Meadows, choosing our company is the best decision you would take.
At Hammer’s Heating and Cooling, we are always here to answer any questions you may have about your heating and cooling needs. We welcome the opportunity to provide you with a free in-home estimate; call us today at (778) 899-5224.