You are currently viewing Comparing tankless and storage water heater efficiency and value

“While storage tank water heaters are by far the most common type, tankless water heaters are slowly gaining market share, according to Technavio, a global market research firm. That’s because of their reputation for running more efficiently, an appealing characteristic given that heating water is the average U.S. home’s second highest utility cost after heating and cooling the house itself.

Consumer Reports recently tested four electric and five gas whole-house tankless water heaters from such brands as Bosch, Navien, Noritz, Rheem, Rinnai, Tempra, and Trutankless to see how costs, performance, and energy use stack up against that of conventional storage tank water heaters. We’ll walk you through the results and considerations of going tankless.”

Read the full story here.

Tankless water heaters have certainly gained popularity in the last decade. Perhaps the most notable feature is their ability to instantly heat water to a hot temperature. Contrast that with a storage tank which can take a half hour or more and the benefit becomes apparent. Large households usually have to juggle activities like washing dishes, showering, and laundry. This isn’t necessary with tankless water heaters which makes them extremely convenient.

If you need help installing a water heater, whether it is storage or tankless, contact the professionals at Apple Valley Eagan Appliance. We can be reached at 952-953-0080. Feel free to also check out our water heater page.