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What Are the Differences In Tank and Tankless Water Heaters?




A typical hot water heater last anywhere from 8-10 years, tankless last much longer.  There are two main types, tankless water heaters and tank water water heaters and either gas/propane or electric. The most common use in Southern California are gas, tank water heaters, they usually range from 40 to 75 gallons for residential applications and typically cost anywhere from $500-$1500 for the unit. Tankless water heaters cost anywhere from $600-$3000 for the unit. There are advantages to each application keep in mind the installation cost will be higher on a tankless. Tankless water heaters can cost more to install because of the plumbing needed to ensure they work correctly. The advantages to tankless are, they take up a lot less space, provide ongoing supply of hot water, last longer and are more efficient then traditional water heaters. They can also be linked together to provide efficient water heating options for large homes or commercial applications. Some Tankless water heaters have built in recirculation pumps that get water to fixtures fast. Keep in mind you will need a return line installed to take advantage of the recirculation functionality. Standard tank water heaters are more common and take less time to install.

If you’re looking for a plumber in the Murrieta or Temecula area to install a new water heater give us a call (951) 777-0880. We have installed a wide variety of water heater solutions and would love the opportunity to help you.


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