Traditional Water Heater Vs. Tankless Water Heater
Selecting a Water Heater for Your Home in Colorado
When it is time to buy a water heater for your home in Colorado, you have two options; whether to stick with the traditional tank units or opt for a tankless system. Our experts in HVAC products share with you today the characteristics of each device so you will make an informed choice.
Tankless Water Heater
A tankless system heats water as you need it, using electric coils or gas. This means that water is heated efficiently only when you are performing one task like doing the laundry. Just keep in mind that an on-demand unit is not designed to produce hot water fast enough for simultaneous activities. Although gas units typically heat water faster than electric ones, it is best to have several units installed in different rooms to avoid inconveniences. The life expectancy of this type of water heater can go up to 20 years or more.
Standard Water Heater Tank
The conventional tank water heater can store between 20 and 80 gallons of hot water (around ºF120). It is a large device that demands a huge amount of space within your home. Water in a tank is heated all day long to maintain the desired set temperature at all times. However, because of this, there will be energy waste from keeping the tank full (called the “standby loss”). Plus, during times of high demand, water can be depleted, causing delays in hot water supply. The lifespan of a standard tank heater is between 10 and 15 years and you will find several tank sizes. Here is how to determine the size of the tank you need.
Household Size Tank Size
1-2 people 26-36 Gallons
2-4 people 36-46 Gallons
3-5 people 46-56 Gallons
5 or More people 56 or More Gallons
Need to Install a Water Heater in Colorado?
Regardless of the type of water heating device of your choice, contact Quinnair for the installation. We carry only the best products and popular brands such as Navien Tankless Water Heater or Bradford White Tank Water Heaters, to make sure you have the best and most efficient system available, without ever compromising quality.
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