San Diego Conventional Water Heaters
Conventional water heaters use a tank to heat and store water. They can typically hold 20-80 gallons of hot water and can keep water heated to around 120℉. Conventional water heaters are generally kept indoors, as they cannot tolerate harsh weather conditions. They require more space than tankless water heaters and will need an area the size of a small closet for housing.
While the initial costs of purchasing and installing a conventional water heater are typically lower than those of tanked systems, you’ll likely spend more on conventional models over time. For one thing, conventional water heaters heat and reheat water at a pre-set temperature, regardless of your water needs. This can have a negative impact on your utility bill (especially during the winter months). Another long-term cost relates to the higher turnover rate of conventional water heaters, which usually need replacing every 10-15 years. Additionally, when tanked systems malfunction, gallons of water can leak out, causing damage or flooding. An empty tank can take up to 45 minutes to refill, costing you quite a bit of time.