Conventional vs. Tankless Water Heaters: What’s the Difference?

One of the most important parts of your plumbing system is your water heater, and choosing the right kind of water heater for your home is crucial to keeping your plumbing system in good working order. Depending on the age of your plumbing system, as well as your home’s layout, you might only have the room or capacity for a certain kind of water heater. That being said, it’s more than likely that you’ll get either a conventional or tankless water heater.


Here are the two most common water heaters on the market: 

  • Conventional. Conventional water heaters are typically installed in older homes, and they have a capacity cap on how much they can hold. These can be a cheaper option for homeowners on a budget, especially during any maintenance checkups or replacements further down the line.
  • Tankless. As an alternative to conventional water heaters, tankless water heaters are smaller, more efficient, and more reliable than conventional water heater models. Although these systems are more useful in terms of delivering hot water, they are a bit more expensive, and can be costly when considering repairs.

As with any major appliance in your home, routine maintenance and monitoring your water heater for problems is the best way to keep your system running smoothly. If you notice any strange noises, water quality issues, or leaks, you may need to have your water heater repaired or replaced. To properly diagnose the source of your problem and hopefully fix your system, contact a plumber for assistance.

Regardless of which water heater type works with your home, choosing the right installation team to put in your new water heater is crucial to creating a functioning system. At Hawk Plumbing Heating & Air, our team of expert plumbers is here to provide the Fort Worth, TX area with high quality service for all your hot water heater needs. To schedule a consultation and get started on your hot water heater installation, contact us today.

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