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When you live in Parma and you need a new water heater, call on Jennings for professional installations. We will help you decide on the right system and install it, leaving you to enjoy fast and reliable hot water in your home.

Tank Vs Tankless Systems: Which is Better?

The first thing that is crucial to understand when making a decision between a traditional tank storage water heater or a tankless system is that there is no objectively right answer. Each type has pros and cons and some systems may be impractical for certain home layouts or situations. However, there are a few considerations that can help you decide which one is the best for your home. We are always ready to help with recommendations, and our friendly and knowledgeable technicians always take the time to understand your family and your home instead of pushing an agenda.

Traditional Storage Tank Water Heaters

A traditional water heater heats water and then stores it in a tank for when it is needed. These storage tanks are often kept in the basement or in a closet in your home. Residential models usually hold somewhere between 30 and 50 gallons of water, depending on the size of the household. They are affordable to purchase and install, and they are also easy to maintain and durable. This type of water heater is great for smaller homes, households that don’t use a lot of hot water, and situations where conversion to a tankless system is not feasable.

There are a few drawbacks that come with owning a storage-tank water heater. They are less efficient because the hot water has to be stored until it is needed so the unit is using energy even when you aren’t using hot water. They are large and can take up a lot of space, especially in a small home. They also only produce a limited amount of hot water at a time, which means that you have to be conservative about how much you use. Traditional water heaters also need to be replaced every 10-15 years.

Tankless Water Heaters

A tankless water heater is the most efficient option on the market today. They can save roughly 25%-35% on your energy bill annually because they produce hot water as it is needed rather than storing it. Tankless water heaters allow for continual use and there is no limit to how many hot showers your family can take in a row. They also last up to 30 years which is nearly triple the lifespan of a conventional system. They are small and can be installed almost anywhere in your home, finally giving you access to your water heater closet.

However, tankless water heaters are much more expensive to install, especially if you are converting from a traditional system to a tankless system. The installation time is often much greater because of the complexity of the installation. Additionally, unless you plan on installing multiple systems, you will need to be careful about how many hot water appliances you run at the same time. Tankless water heaters can only heat a small amount of hot water at a time.

Our Installations

At Jennings, we are experienced in the installation of both types of systems, and we can handle even the most complex situations. After you have made a decision about the type of system you want to be installed, we will get the job done. You can depend on us for the highest quality service every time and we will always make sure you are satisfied with the end result.

We begin our installations by removing your old system, cleaning up the area, and preparing it for the new installation. If you are replacing a water heater tank with a similar system, the process will be fast and easy. If you are converting to a tankless system, you can still trust us to get the job done as quickly as possible. Our commitment to using the most cost-effective and cutting-edge methods and technology means that our customers benefit from faster installation times and more reliable services.

After your system is installed, we will test the water heater for performance, clean the area, and answer any questions that you have about your new system. We will also recommend preventative maintenance to keep the water heater in good condition.

At Jennings we want you to have access to hot water whenever you need it. This means making sure you have a reliable system that works for your family. Call us today for more information.


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