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The Benefits of Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

If you are in the market for a new water heater in Denver, there are quite a few options on the market these days, so it’s important to do your research and select a model that will fit your particular needs – both in terms of capacity and budget. The first decision you must make then is whether you want a tank or tankless water heater.

If you are unsure which model is best for your home, don’t hesitate to call the experts at Bell Home Solutions. We have provided Denver with tank and tankless water heater installation, maintenance and repair services for more than 85 years and can do the same for you.

The Benefits of Using a Tank Water Heater in Denver, CO

A traditional tank water heater has a number of benefits over a tankless model. First, they are much more affordable during initial installation. Because your Denver home likely already has a tank water heater, the connections are in place and all you need to do is purchase a new device and have it installed. It takes only a few hours and it is very affordable.

Another benefit of a Denver tank water heater is that it ensures instant hot water for up to an hour throughout your home. If you need hot water, it’s right there, assuming you don’t need it for hours at a time.

The Benefits of Using a Tankless Water Heater in Denver, CO

On the other hand, while tankless water heaters in Denver cost a bit more to install initially, they are much more efficient in the long run. Because they don’t fill a tank with water and heat it continuously regardless of your needs, you only pay for the hot water you actually use. This can reduce your energy bills from hot water by as much as 35% in some cases. Maintenance is also relatively minimal for a tankless water heater and they are designed to last many years before needing replacement.

How the NAECA Impacts You

Enacted in 1975, the NAECA (National Appliance Energy Conservation Act) sets uniform standards for the efficiency of the appliances we use in our homes. Starting on April 16th, 2015, those standards are getting stricter. This will not necessitate the replacement of previous models. Should you decide to upgrade your water heater to meet these new guidelines, though, give us a call. Rheem manufactures many fine systems compliant with the new standards.

So Do You Want a Tank Water Heater or a Tankless Water Heater?

When the time comes to select a water heater for your Denver home, make sure you take all factors into consideration. Ask yourself what your budget is, how much hot water you need to have access to on any given day and what you are willing to pay on a monthly basis for hot water. Both options offer a number of benefits, but if your budget up front is different than your long term budget, you will find that one works better for you than the other.

Whatever your decision, our plumbers are here to install a Denver tank or tankless water heater in your home. Call us today to discuss your water heater needs and to learn more about our full range of water heating services – including installation, maintenance and repairs.