Tankless Water Heaters vs. Traditional Water Heaters

Tankless Water Heaters vs. Traditional Water Heaters



When you encounter issues regarding your water heater, it’s important to know what actions to take. Whether you have a broken water heater or you are looking to upgrade, making the decision between a traditional and tankless water heater is a crucial one. Make sure you are looking for the potential signs that you are having issues with your water heater. There are some signs that it may be time to replace your water heater, including the following:

  • Your tank is older than 15 years old
  • Your tank has a strange metallic smell
  • The tank continues to break after service
  • There are leaks or other damages to the unit

Tankless Water Heater Benefits

Tankless water heaters are a modern remodeling of the traditional tank heating system. They have many benefits, increased benefits. Two things to consider are tankless water heaters have less of an effect on the environment and most importantly, save you money. A service will usually help you determine if your house is a good candidate for a good tankless water heater. The biggest change with this kind of heater is the amount of energy needed to operate the water heater.

The heater only heats water when it is needed rather than heating up stored water that you may not use for a while. This ultimately benefits the environment more and saves you money. The lifespan of tankless water heaters can also last a long time, it varies on the manufacturer. Generally speaking they can last from 10 - 20 years. The benefits are:

  • Increased energy benefits
  • Saved money on costs
  • Cleaner water
  • Less rusting

S & D Plumbing is a plumbing service company based in Austin, Texas. We offer installations of tank and tank-less water heaters. Our Austin plumbers have the experience and knowledge to provide you with the right fit for your home and help you get the results you need.

Call us to schedule your appointment today.

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