Hot water is necessary for many household tasks, laundry, cleaning, and showering. In a world of modern conveniences, it’s easily taken for granted that it will be on tap when needed.
To ensure a ready supply of heated water, you’ll want to choose the type and size right for your family and make sure it is properly maintained. Copeland and Son can help. If you live in the Nashville area, you can count on us for installation, repair, or replacement of whichever water heater type you choose.
Traditional tank water heaters have been around for decades. A tank heater heats, then stores and reheats water until it’s needed. If you like long showers, you know you’ve run the tank empty when the water starts running cool. That’s one drawback of a tank heater. Another is that even the most efficient tank heaters use more energy as they must keep reheating water to have it ready when needed.
Tankless water heaters are preferred by more homeowners today. They take up less space because water is heated on demand and not stored. A big plus for many families is that hot water never runs out with a tankless heater. And, because water is heated only once, energy use goes down and saving go up.
Tankless water heaters cost more to buy and install, but the savings over time makes them a great investment, more so when you consider their life expectancy exceeds tank heaters by 5-10 years.