When the time comes to pick out a new water heater for your Seattle, WA home or business, it can be difficult to decide. Do you want a traditional water heater that is always keeping several dozen gallons of water hot, or would a tankless water heater to heat water as needed? The correct answer depends on your property, your budget, and your needs. At Bob Oates, we are your trusted water heater experts who can help you choose the best type of water heater for your Seattle, WA home or business.
When is a Traditional Water Heater Right for Your Seattle Property?
If all you want to do is replace what was in your home or business, then a 30-50 gallon hot water heater is likely to be what you need. They typically last at least a decade with proper maintenance, and they are less expensive than their tankless counterpart. However, you always have these units on, meaning even if you are not around to use any hot water, you are still paying for it 24 hours per day.
Is a Tankless Water Heater a Better Option?
For those with a slightly bigger budget, you may opt to go with a tankless water heater. There are many benefits to these units. First, they only heat water as it is needed, so it allows you to save on heating costs when you are gone and not using any hot water. Second, they tend to last around 20 years instead of the 10-15 you get with a traditional water heater. Finally, they are easy to install in nearly any Seattle property. They pay for themselves over time, but they do cost more upfront, which can be difficult for some to afford.
Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter Is Here When You Need Hot Water
You may have too little (or no) hot water, or you may have another plumbing problem, but either way, you can call on the experienced plumbers of Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer, & Rooter to help. We are here to help with all types of plumbing issues, including if you need to have your water heater serviced. Contact us today and learn about how we can help you choose the perfect water heater for you. We gladly serve Seattle, WA, and its surrounding neighborhoods.