Choosing a Conventional or Tankless Water Heater in Buffalo Grove

Tankless Water Heater

If you are a new homeowner or business owner, chances are that you are looking to have a new water heating unit installed. As it turns out, there are many benefits to both conventional tanked water heaters and tankless water heaters.

Figuring out whether a tanked or tankless unit best suits your needs can certainly be a tumultuous process, which is precisely why we, at Lake Cook Plumbing, are here to help.

Conventional Water Heater Benefits

  • Whether you decide to go with a gas or electric one, tanked water heaters are inexpensive. They cost approximately $400 to $550 for a unit.
  • Conventional water heaters have much smaller gas/power requirements than tankless water heating units.
  • Easily adapted to re-circulation applications.
  • Easily adapted to solar pre-heat applications. Today, solar technology is becoming very popular. Interestingly enough, a tanked water heater is a required element in the majority of these applications. For the record, tankless water heaters are currently not used in solar pre-heat applications.

Tankless Water Heater Benefits

  • With tankless water heaters, energy is not used until there is a demand for it. This can be especially appealing to some homeowners and business owners because, with tanked water heaters, water is heated 24/7.
  • Tankless water heaters are roughly the size of a carry-on suitcase, which allows you to save space wherever you decide to place it in your home or company building.
  • Unlimited hot water supply, as long as fuel is present.
  • There is very low risk of a tankless water heater’s tank breaking or rupturing, which could lead to severe floor damage.

If you have any questions about water heaters, whether it is a conventional or tankless unit, get in touch with Lake Cook Plumbing today! (847) 550-3801