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Are you in the market to replace your current water heater or seeking to complete your new home? It’s important to understand the different types of water heaters available on the market. Your trusty Atlanta plumbers are here to help you make a smart decision towards this major purchase while analyzing both the pros and cons of each water heater.

Tankless

If you have a large family, then you’ll be elated to know the shortage of hot water is over! You heard err…read correctly! With a tankless water heater, you no longer have to worry about running out of steam in the shower. These types of water heaters supply an endless supply of hot water for the busiest of households or businesses. They are also space savers with a tank that can be affixed to the wall, indoor or outdoor. This is one of the most durable options and is also perfect for commercial applications. A disadvantage is these water heaters usually cost more upfront but you’ll save more over time. Also, with a constant supply of hot water, a greater amount of natural gas or energy is required.

Gas/hybrid

This is obviously not an option if you built your house to be total electric but it is a classic and reliable choice for homes with gas lines. You could save money since gas is less expensive than electricity. They also have a fast, hot water recovery time. Modern gas water heaters are also a lot safer now since they use electric ignition as opposed to pilot lights. Unfortunately, if the lights go out, you will still be without hot water.  Regular maintenance is necessary.

Electric

Electric water heaters are far safer than gas and are also cheaper to install. Although similar in shape to Gas water tanks, electric units can be placed in confined spaces without fear of gas build up. They have lower startup costs but will end up costing more over time. It’s a convenient option for those who want an all-electric establishment or for those who are looking to replace their current electric water heater. Be advised of the slow heat times. If your hot water goes out, it will take a longer amount of time to regenerate hot temps.

High Efficiency

Invest in a high-efficiency unit and you’ll hear the slot machine align. Okay well maybe not the bells and whistles but you’ll definitely save a lot of money, which is a lot like winning…right? You will not only conserve energy but you’ll become eligible for tax credits. So what’s the catch? None really. You have options (tankless, condensing, and hybrid).

Allgood offers many different choices for each category. We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this important purchase. Alternatively, our team of professional plumbers has the necessary expertise to service your existing units.

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