When it comes to your home, water heaters can be quite an investment. If you are in the market for a new water heater, there are a few important things to consider to ensure you choose the right unit for your home.

When you begin your search, you will quickly find that there are currently two types of water heaters on the market: tankless and storage tank.

Tankless water heaters are much more compact and are usually powered by electricity or gas. These types of water heaters use high-powered burners and on average, are found to be 8%-34% more energy efficient, depending on your water usage. Tankless water heaters heat water instantaneously and provide constant hot water on demand. The initial cost of tankless water heaters is greater than a traditional unit, however, tankless typically last longer and save you money when it comes to energy costs.

Traditional (Tank Storage) water heaters are found in most homes. These units house an insulated tank that typically holds 30-50 gallons of water. Tank storage water heaters heat and store the water until it is needed. These types of water heaters are powered by either gas or electricity. Traditional water heaters have a much lower initial cost and are simpler, which means repairs are less costly as well.

Each home and homeowner are unique. Finding the right water heater for your Albuquerque-area residence can be a task, but we are here to help! The licensed professionals at Affordable Service can walk you through your options and help educate you to make the best-informed decision for your situation. Reach out to us with any questions or to schedule an appointment.