Tank vs. Tankless: Which Is Best?

When it comes to determining which type of water heater will best suit you and your home, it's important to first understand how each type works and its benefits:

Tank Water Heater Benefits

When people talk about hot water heaters, storage tank water heaters are usually the vision that comes to mind. Using a heating element at the bottom that can be either a gas burner or an electric heating element, this kind of water heater allows cold water to flow directly to the bottom of the tank via the dip tube where it is heated for use; the hot water rises to the top while the cold water stays at the bottom and is heated when necessary. Some benefits of tank hot water heaters include:

  • Low initial costs: The initial installation costs of a tank water heater are typically less than that of a tankless one.
  • Easy installation: The installation of tank water heaters is easier than that of a tankless system.
  • Variety of fuel type: Tank unit can use electricity, propane, natural gas or oil to heat, whereas tankless systems usually use just natural gas or electricity.

Tankless Water Heater Benefits

Tankless hot water heaters are also known as "on-demand" water heaters because they provide hot water as you need it; they do not store hot water for future use. These units use a heat exchanger to provide hot water on demand, and they can use natural gas or electricity to heat the water. A heat exchanger lies at the core of the device, which is significantly smaller than a tank hot water heater because there is no tank to accommodate. A few benefits a tankless hot water heater offers are:

  • Good energy efficiency: These units do not suffer from standby heat loss and only use energy when hot water is called for.
  • Space-saving: Because tankless systems do not use a tank, they are much smaller in size and as such, can save you a large amount of space.
  • Provides endless hot water: With an on-demand system, you never have to worry about running out of hot water for your home.

We Provide Water Heater Installation and Service in Barrie

Is it time for a new water heater, or do you need repairs or maintenance for an existing one? Then call the people you can count on for excellent service: Custom Comfort ClimateCare.

Heat Pump Water Heater

Do you have a heat pump water heater that needs servicing, or are interested in installing one in your home? Our experts can help with it all. We specialize in heat pump technology, and can repair, maintain, replace or install your new heat pump water heater.

Hybrid Water Heater

Hybrid water heaters are great options for many homeowners, but it can be challenging to find the right people to service your unit - but not when you call Custom Comfort ClimateCare. Our experts have worked with all kinds of hot water heaters and can assist you with all of your hybrid hot water heater needs!

Tank Water Heater

Still the most commonly–found water heater in homes, tank water heaters may look like simple devices, but they are somewhat complex. This is why it's important to hire trained experts for all work. Call us today and let our experts handle all of your tank water heater needs.

Tankless Water Heater

The benefits of tankless water heaters can be great for homeowners, but you may not enjoy these benefits if you don't hire the right technicians for installation and servicing. Our experts have a great deal of experience working with tankless water heaters, so you can rest assured you are dealing with pros when you call us.

Water Heater Installation

Do you need a new water heater in your home or business? Then we are the experts to call! We'll help you choose the right type of water heater, correctly size it and install it expertly. Hot water is a necessity, so don't leave the installation of yours to someone inept; instead, call the people you can trust: Custom Comfort ClimateCare.

Water Heater Maintenance

Water heater maintenance helps keep your water heater running optimally all year long, but to gain the benefits of maintenance, it's imperative to hire a pro for the job. We have the experts you need right here at Custom Comfort ClimateCare, and we are only a phone call away!

Water Heater Repair

Being without hot water isn't an option, but if you attempt water heater repair yourself, or leave it to someone untrained, you may find yourself without the hot water you need. However, this won't be an issue when you hire our experts for repair. We are here to help you night and day and have emergency service for those time when it's needed.

Water Heater Replacement

Is it time to replace your old, outdated hot water heater? Are you looking for a more efficient water heater for your home? Our experts can help you. We'll review your water heater options with you, then correctly size and install your new water heater so you have the hot water you need.