Although a tankless water heater can be a good choice for homeowners in certain situations, traditional water heaters still have certain advantages.
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1.Traditional water heaters with tanks have cheaper initial costs. Average cost and installation for a traditional water heater costs in the neighborhood of $1,000 (according to HomeAdvisor’s national average data). Compare that to purchasing and installing a tankless water heater which can hover around an average of $3,000. Plus, traditional water heaters are easier to install.
2.Traditional water heaters come with lower maintenance over their lifetime. With a tankless water heater, a professional has to come once a year to remove any lime buildup from the unit. There is little to no maintenance required on traditional models.
3.Many homes aren’t equipped for tankless water heaters. If you have an electric tankless water heater, it’s likely your house doesn’t have the electrical system set up to handle it yet. If this is the case, it can mean additional costs to retrofit your electrical system prior to installation.
4.Traditional water heaters can deliver a large supply of hot water. Tankless heaters are designed to deliver hot water quickly to a specific area of the house.
5.Traditional waters heaters have improved. They’re more efficient and, when you buy from the reputable manufacturer, the warranties offer great protection for your investment.