HOT WATER TANKS
Although it seems like the whole world is moving to tankless water heaters, there is still a strong argument for standard hot water tanks. One, they are much cheaper to repair and replace, and although costing a small amount more to operate monthly are ideal for areas where their are issues with hard water with sedimentary minerals. While scale and lime do build up inside the tank style water heaters, the hard water is much more damaging to a tankless model. In fact, most manufacturers recommend adding a water conditioner in line with the tankless water heater and sometimes even void the warranty if damaged by hard water, and no conditioning system was present.
Another advantage to a tank style water heater is the ease of installation. If you are replacing a tank model with another tank model, the cost of installation is minimal, whereas retrofitting a tankless model with the fittings of a previous tank style model can be tricky and time consuming, and cost significantly more.
Most homeowners base the decision on the projected number of years they plan to continue living in the home. If you are planning to sell soon, or within the next two years, you may not be able to recuperate the higher cost of a tankless unit, the increased installation cost and the cost of the water conditioning unit. However, if this is your forever home, then a tankless model may be advised.
Harmony Heating and Air Conditioning carries a large line of models from industry leading manufacturers, with long lasting warranties and all the modern safety precautions and amenities. Call today to find about more about the hot water tank best suited for your new construction or existing home.