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Water heating systems are installed in homes all across America. They serve the important function of providing the supply of heated water to your taps and plumbing fixtures on demand. Without a hot water heater, you would be required to heat water manually when bathing, washing hands and more. While no homeowner wants to live without the functional use of a hot water heater, some hot water heating systems are more functional and useful in your home than others. After understanding more about the important benefits that specific hot water heating system can provide to you, you may determine that it is time to upgrade to a newer model. We can provide you with assistance in selecting and installing the best hot water heater for your needs.

Water heaters fail. And they eventually need to be replaced. But the major question is what kind of water heater should you get? There are a few options available for your new water heating system. And you have an important decision to make, tank or tankless. There are a few benefits to both.

Tank water heaters have the immediate cost benefit. You can get one that is fairly affordable. Then either swap them yourself or have a plumber do it. However, these tank water heaters will cost you more in the long run in operating costs as well as having to replace the water heater again 10 to 15 years down the road.

What about tankless hot water heaters? Yes, they do cost more as an upfront cost. Although the operating costs are much lower because you heat water on demand. You are not trying to heat 40 or 50 gallons of water all the time. You are heating only what you need. Tankless hot water heaters also last longer than a tank hot water heater. By 12 to 15 years longer to be exact. So you not only save money in operating costs, but you save money in the longevity of the water heating system as well. If you are a homeowner, you reap even more benefits in tax breaks that are offered for having an energy efficient hot water heater, as well as the increased value of your property. If you have any questions or concerns give Viking Plumbing a call at 208-571-4089.

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