Traditional Vs. Tankless Water Heater Systems

January 5, 2021

Since their invention more than 100 years ago, water heaters have come a long way. Today’s water heaters are more efficient than ever, thanks to their advanced heating systems. A major breakthrough in water heater technology is the advent of the tankless water heater. While tankless water heaters work well in a variety of applications in Raceland, LA, traditional water heaters still provide great value. To help you understand which type of water heater is right for you, we’ll present to you some of the basic differences between tankless and traditional water heaters.

Higher Efficiency

One of the big advantages of a tankless water heater is that it uses less energy than a traditional water heater. That’s because a tankless water heater only stores a very small amount of hot water at any given time.

The rest of the required hot water is created instantly, using quick bursts of large amounts of energy. Since a tankless water heater doesn’t have to keep dozens of gallons of water warm over long periods of time, it’s able to be far more efficient.

Different Cost

A major factor that determines which type of water heater you will choose is the price. Although tankless water heaters cost less to operate, they tend to cost more upfront, especially when you factor in the cost of installation. That’s because a tankless water heater often requires an upgraded energy source to ensure it can create enough hot water. Plus, if you have exceptional hot water demands in your home, you will need a robust tankless water heater model that could be quite expensive.


If you are able to pay the extra money upfront, a tankless water heater will reward you with a longer lifespan. Since there’s less water storage involved, a tankless water heater typically doesn’t suffer from corrosion in the same way that a traditional water heater does. This means that a tankless water heater from Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc can last up to twice as long as a traditional water heater, allowing you to spread your cost over a longer time frame.

We Can Install Both Types

When you choose Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc to install your water heater, you can be sure that you’ll receive professional installation and excellent service. We can install both traditional and tankless water heaters so that you can choose whichever type works best for you. We can also perform electrical repairs, install generators, repair air conditioners, repair furnaces and much more. Serving Raceland for more than 30 years, the technicians at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc are proud to take care of the people of this community. For more information about water heaters, give us a call today.