Tank versus Tankless Water Heater: What’s right for you?

Are you placing a hot water heater in your new home? Or maybe you’re looking to replace an existing hot water heater. Either way, it’s important to know the facts so that you can choose the best hot water heater system for your family.

At Absolute Precision Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we know how important it is to have the facts! That’s why we’ve prepared this handy guide for you. Use it to compare the pros and cons of both tankless and conventional tank water heaters before you make this important decision.

Tank Water Heaters


  • Use very little gas or electricity
  • Installation cost for a new tank system is much less than installing a tankless water heater


  • You can run out of hot water. This depends on the capacity of your hot water tank – however, if your family’s hot water usage drains the tank, you will need to wait for it to refill and heat the water.

Tankless Water Heaters


  • Barring a mechanical failure, you will always have hot water. Since your water will be heated as you need it, there’s no waiting for your hot water tank to refill and heat the water.


  • Tank-style water heaters can be difficult to convert to a tankless system. It’s generally much more affordable to install a tankless system during new-home construction, or a remodel.

To learn more about tank versus tankless water heater systems, please call the experts at Absolute Precision Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today at (978) 774-8835. Our professionals will be happy to help you!

If you have any questions, or would like to request a FREE quote, contact us today!

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Andover, North Andover, Boxford, Topsfield, Middleton, Danvers, Beverly, Peabody, Lynnfield, North Reading, Reading, Wilmington, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Melrose, Stoneham, Woburn, Winchester
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