Are you considering a new water heater? The real question is, will you choose a traditional water heater or a tankless water heater? With over 25 years of experience working with water heaters in Colorado, Ace Hi Plumbers knows all of the important information you’ll need to make the best decision for your home.


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What Are Water Heaters?

Traditional water heaters, with tanks, are the most common type found in homes. They store water in the tank, heat it, and send it through your pipes to wherever you need it in the home. Most people opt for water heaters because they are more familiar with them. The team at Ace Hi Plumbing is experienced with water heater repair and installation, and if you opt for the traditional water heater we are only a call away to help you get it installed and running!

Tankless water heater in a shower

What Is a Tankless Water Heater?

Tankless water heaters use burners to heat your home’s water, rather than keeping it in a tank. Tankless water heaters are also known as on-demand water heaters because they produce boiling hot water without the need for a storage tank. The lack of a tank means there is no risk of running out of hot water in the middle of your shower, and the unit can be installed anywhere where there is access to natural gas or propane.

Tankless water heater in a shower

The Important Differences

If you’re determining which water heater will work best for your home, there are some important differences to consider. Here are some of the disadvantages and benefits of each.

Tankless water heaters are a newer technology, and therefore can be more expensive when considering the upfront cost of purchasing and water heater installation. They can also be more expensive in upkeep, but they are lower maintenance than traditional water heaters, and Ace Hi Plumbing offers great rates on all water heater maintenance! In contrast to the upfront costs, tankless water heaters can offer significant cost savings over a traditional model since they are more energy efficient.

Repairman working on a water heater

Traditional water heaters have a more affordable upfront cost! They are also easy to replace and repair, especially when you call Ace Hi Plumbing for all of your water heater needs! Though they are old technology, it only goes to show that they’ve stood the test of time. Traditional water heaters have little complications, and water heater repairs on them are a breeze.

The downsides of a traditional water heater are that it may cost you more money on energy bills, and they require a lot of space to install. Traditional water heaters do not have as long of a lifespan as tankless units, either.


Whether you choose to go with a traditional unit or a tankless unit, you can count on Ace Hi Plumbing for water heater services in the Northern and Central Colorado areas! Our licensed plumbers are experts with both units, so you know you’ll have a trusted hand around if you need help determining which will be best for your home.

Contact us today for more information on our water heater services!

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