The water heater is one of the most important appliances in the plumbing system. This appliance has revolutionized the way we clean and bathe. Before the water heater was invented, everyone was forced to preheat water for baths, cleaning, and their task. With water heaters, everything changed for the better. There may be different types of water heaters available, however, the most commonly used water heater today is the conventional water heater. This appliance is the closest to its original design and works well with the modern plumbing systems we have today. As a homeowner, it is important you care for this appliance properly and on a regular basis. Proper water heater repair and maintenance can prevent costly malfunctions and other issues from occurring. If you live in or around the Irving, TX, area, and are in need of water heater repair or service, contact the staff at Tioga Contractors today.
The Different Types of Water Heaters
There are a few different variations of water heating appliances available, however, the two most popular water heaters today are the conventional water heater and the tankless water heating system. The conventional water heater is also known as the storage tank water heater due to its design. You may actually have a storage tank water heater in your home. Storage tank water heaters are typically quite large and can be located in the basement, garage, and sometimes even the attic area in a home.
Tankless water heaters can typically be found in the same areas, due to their proximity to the necessary plumbing apparatuses. Tankless water heaters are also known as on-demand water heaters. These water heating appliances are also much smaller than conventional water heaters. These water heaters do not require tanks to operate and because of that are much more compact. Each of these water heaters requires the same amount of water heater repair and maintenance. However, each has its unique benefits and cons.
Conventional Water Heater
The conventional water heater typically comes equipped with a storage tank. The storage tank on a conventional water heater is responsible for holding and heating the water. In order to accomplish this, cold water is directed into the storage tank, where it is then heated with some sort of water heating source. Once it is heated to its set temperature, it is then stored until it is used.
There are many things that can go awry as it pertains to the conventional water heating system, which is why regular repair and maintenance of your water heater is extremely important to maintain efficiency, however, there are many reasons why the conventional water heater might be the perfect water heating system for you.
Pros of the Conventional Water Heater
The conventional water heater is beneficial for a myriad of reasons. These water heaters are one of the most affordable appliances, compared to other water heating systems. These appliances can also last a fairly long time with the help of professional water heater repair and maintenance services. If you live with only a few people, the amount of hot water a conventional hot water appliance provides should be enough to efficiently provide for the household. Another great attribute to owning a conventional water heater is its commonality. Due to how common conventional water heaters are, water heater repair and maintenance services are much easier to provide. Parts to this appliance are also much easier to come by.
Cons of the Conventional Water Heater
The conventional hot water appliances are not good for large household sizes. Due to the finite amount of hot water available at any given time, it can be hard for your hot water heater to keep up. Due to the fact that conventional water heaters must store and heat water in the same place, it can be difficult to keep up with the demand for a lot of hot water in quick succession. Another common issue conventional water heater owners face is the possibility of tank leaks and explosions. Although proper water heater repair and maintenance can help prevent this from occurring, these things can still happen. If something like this does occur, it can cause serious damage for your property and costly water heater repair.
If you live in or around the Irving, TX, area, and are in need of water heater repair or tank replacement, contact the staff at Tioga Contractors for urgent service today.
Tankless Water Heater
The tankless water heater is one of the newer variations of the conventional water heating system. This water heating appliance typically operates with flash heat technology. Instead of a storage tank for storing and heating water, the tankless water heater relies on coils, and flash heat technology to provide hot water. The coils are used to temporarily store and heat the water as it passes through the tankless water heater. Due to how it heats water, it is also referred to as the on-demand water heater, because it literally heats water on demand. There are many benefits to owning an appliance such as this, however, it is important to weigh the cons as well.
Pros of the Tankless Water Heater
The tankless water supplied hot water on demand and therefore is much more equipped to handle multiple demands one right after the other. This is perfect for large household sizes. The tankless water heater is also quite small and will not take up a lot of space, which will leave room for other things. The tankless water heater may be considered easier to maintain, due to its size and smaller parts.
Cons of the Tankless Water Heater
The on-demand water heater heats water as it is needed, therefore, it may prove to be troublesome if hot water is needed in multiple parts of the home at the same time. Tankless water heaters may not be able to keep up with the demand for hot water at all times. These water heaters can also be expensive, due to how uncommon they are. On demand water heaters can only run on electricity, due to their designs.
Each water heating appliance must receive professional water heater repair and maintenance from time to time to maintain its efficiency and longevity. Experts having your water heater serviced at least once a year. If you live in the Irving, TX, area, and are interesting in water heater repair, installation, or maintenance, contact the staff at Tioga Contractors to schedule service today.
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