How to Select the Best Water Heater

Water Heater

You may not understand how crucial it is to choose the correct water heater for your home. You may reduce energy costs and make your household more energy-efficient overall by installing the one that is best suited to your residence and your hot water requirements.

Water Heater Types

There are two choices for your home when it comes to water heaters:

  • Standard Water Heaters: Water is kept in the tanks of typical water heaters. When you switch on the hot water in your house, cold water replaces the hot water and is expelled through the top of the tank. A water tank or tank-style water heater is another name for this.
  • Tankless Water Heaters: use an electric element or a natural gas burner to quickly heat the water.

Selection Criteria for Water Heaters

When choosing in between tankless or tank-style water heater, keep the following things in mind:

Fuel Type

Storage water heaters can run on fuel oil, while tankless water heaters can run on electricity, natural gas, and propane.

If you don't have a gas line, remember that before you choose fuel for your water heater.


Storage tank water heaterA small tank can hold 50 to 60 gallons and is typically adequate for a dwelling with one to three occupants. In a house with four to six occupants, a large tank will function well.

The amount of hot water you'll need at once, measured in gallons per minute, and temperature increase, or the difference between the temperature of the entering cold water and the temperature you prefer, are used to calculate the appropriate size tankless model.

Energy Savings

Unless you have a large demand for hot water, tankless water heater is your best option for your home's energy efficiency.

More specifically, a tankless electric water heater will likely use less energy than a tankless gas water heater.


It will typically cost more to buy a tankless water heater than a storage-tank model, but since they typically last longer and have reduced operating costs, they are well worth the investment.

Upkeep and Repair

When both types of water heaters have annual or semiannual maintenance, they perform at their peak. A plumber must regularly flush the water heater to maintain the water quality control, regardless of whether you select a storage tank or tankless system.

Tank-style systems are easier to use, but they can require more extensive maintenance, such as a burst tank.

For Assistance Selecting The Ideal Water Heater For You, Contact Us.

Although both tankless and storage water heaters offer advantages, the final decision regarding your water heater rests with you.

Order a Plumber can assist you if you need any assistance or if you're prepared for the installation or replacement of a new water heater.

Call (631) 234-0687 to get in touch with Order a Plumber or make an appointment online