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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Your Rhode Island Home?

Heating water accounts for approximately 25 percent of the average household energy bill so choosing the right size and type of water heater can make a significant difference in your monthly bill.

There are two basic types of water heater: standard tank heaters that store 30, 40, 50 or 80 gallons of hot water, and tankless, on-demand hot water heaters that heat water only when needed.There are also hybrid tank/tankless water heaters and solar water heaters that pre-heat water that is then stored in a tank.

Let the hot water experts at RI Heating Contractors help you find the rightwater heater for your needs. Call 401-283-1671 to talk to a specialist.

The type of water heater that's right for your home or business will depend upon your budget, the number of people the water heater will be serving, the space you have available, and your efficiency goals. Eachtype has its pros and cons.

Water Heater with Tank
Benefits
  • Lower initial cost
  • Different units can use different kinds of fuels
  • You can buy the size of unit that fits the needs of your household
Cons
  • You can run out of water if a few tasks are done at the same time
  • Wait time for water to reheat can be upwards of 1 hour
  • Lower energy efficiency and higher carbon footprint
  • A 10-year life expectancy
  • Requires more space inside the home and if you want a larger unit with more water it will take more space
Hybrid Water Heater
Benefits
  • Hot water is immediately available in the tank and is being heated a tank depletes
  • Replenishes the hot water supply approximately twice as fast as a traditional hot water tank
  • Installs like a traditional tank-style water heater using the same kind of gas line and vent for a simple upgrade
  • More energy efficient than a standard water heater
Cons
  • Higher cost than a standard tank heater
  • Requires more space inside the home than a tankless system
  • Less efficient than a tankless water heater
Water Heater with Tank
Benefits
  • The lowest water bill, as much as 30% lower
  • The most energy efficient water heating option
  • A longer life expectancy (typically 15 to 20 years)
  • Hot water is immediately available and is constantly replenished
  • Optimizes space; it's a much smaller unit with no tank
  • Longer than average lifespan and very repairable as parts can be replaced rather than the entire unit
Cons
  • Higher cost than the other two systems
  • Generally will require special venting, retrofitting of gas piping and/or an additional electric circuit

Visit our showroom to see a variety of high-quality, high-efficiency water heaters from top manufacturers, including Navien, Rinnai and Lochinvar.

We also repair water heaters.

Financing Available!

RI Heating Contractors can help you get approved for financing in moments and we ensure you know about all the possible rebates available for your energy-efficient water heater. Contact us to learn more about financing.

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RI Heating Contractors
1 Starline Way
Cranston, RI 02921
Phone: 401-283-1671

Rhode Island contractor's license #32384
Master Plumber License RIMP #1763
Rhode Island Master Pipe Fitter license RIMPF #50