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Should You Go Tankless?

We are talking water heaters not fashion! With all the talk about gas prices and saving energy these days, in the plumbing industry we get a lot of questions about replacing a traditional water heater with the energy efficient tankless version.

Woman choosing between tank and tankless water heater

There are several benefits to having a tankless water heater in your home, including:

  1. Energy efficiency: Tankless water heaters are more energy-efficient than traditional tank water heaters because they only heat water when it's needed. This can result in significant energy savings over time and lower utility bills.

  2. Longevity: Tankless water heaters have a longer lifespan than traditional tank water heaters, typically lasting 20-30 years compared to 10-15 years for tank water heaters.

  3. Space-saving: Tankless water heaters are much smaller than traditional tank water heaters, which can be beneficial if you have limited space in your home.

  4. Continuous hot water supply: With a tankless water heater, you can enjoy a continuous supply of hot water on demand. You don't have to worry about running out of hot water during a shower or while doing laundry.

  5. Reduced risk of leaks: Because tankless water heaters don't store water in a tank, there is less risk of leaks and water damage in your home.

  6. Environmentally friendly: Tankless water heaters produce less carbon dioxide emissions than traditional tank water heaters, making them a more environmentally friendly option.

  7. Customizable temperature settings: With a tankless water heater, you can set the temperature of your hot water to your liking, providing greater control and comfort.

Overall, a tankless water heater can be a smart investment for homeowners who prioritize energy efficiency, longevity, and a continuous supply of hot water.


Traditional tank water heaters have their upsides too. They store hot water in a tank and are available in a range of sizes to accommodate different households and businesses. They are relatively affordable, and they can provide a steady supply of hot water to multiple fixtures at the same time. However, tank water heaters consume more energy than tankless water heaters because they need to keep the water in the tank hot, even when it's not being used. They also have a limited lifespan of 10-15 years and can be prone to leaks.


Tank vs. Tankless the pros and cons of water heater styles

Contact Paradise Plumbing to set up a water pressure test to determine if a pressure regulator valve will benefit your home.


Call Paradise Plumbing at 760-390-3421

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