Storage Tank vs. Tankless: Which Water Heater is Right For You?

Storage Tank vs. Tankless: Which Water Heater is Right For You?

Does your home need a new water heater? If so, how do you choose the right type for your house, and what are the benefits of upgrading? Many people just stick with whatever system their property was built with, but over time, heaters wear out like any other appliance.

Whether your water just doesn’t heat like it once did or you find your utility bill creeping higher and higher each month, replacing your water heater tank can make a major difference in your life (and wallet).

Let’s take a quick rundown of the difference between a storage tank vs. tankless heater so you can choose the right one for you!

Storage Tank Water Heaters

These are the traditional types of sturdy heaters you find in most homes. They’re easy to install, durable, and efficient.


Storage tank water heaters work 24/7, so they’re highly efficient. The water is reheated every time the main temperature dips below a certain threshold, so you’ll typically never go without hot water. However, insulation problems or lack of maintenance (such as annual flushings) can lead to build-up, reduced output, and higher bills.

For that reason, you should look for an eco-friendly, Energy Star appliance that will save you resources and cash.

Tankless Water Heaters

While they aren’t new to the market, tankless water heaters are considered high-tech by most who have never encountered one. They’ve been popular for many years throughout Asia and Europe, but tankless heaters have only recently gained widespread use in America.

A tankless heater is much smaller than a storage tank model and can even be mounted on a wall to save space. So, how do they work without a tank? Simple. Instead of keeping hot water on standby, a tankless water heater pulls cold water when it’s needed and heats it with a gas burner or electricity in a matter of seconds.


Tankless water heaters are up to 30-percent more efficient than traditional models, so you’ll definitely experience a drop in your utility bill if you install one.

Wondering What Type of Water Heater to Install? We Can Help You Decide!

Are you thinking about upgrading your water heater, but aren’t sure whether a traditional storage tank or a tankless model is right for you? Parobek Plumbing, LLC would be happy to help you make an informed decision based on the size of your household and your hot water needs. We’ll help you weigh the pros and cons of each type and ensure that you have access to all the hot water you need.

Give us a call today at (512) 910-8123 to schedule your appointment!

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