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Hybrid Hot Water Heaters Vs Tankless: Advantages & Differences

Hybrid Hot Water Heaters Vs Tankless: Advantages & Differences

One of the most expensive fixtures in your home or office is your hot water heater. Whether you are looking to upgrade your current system, are considering going green with your appliances, or your current water heater simply needs replacement, consider a tankless hot water heater.

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Employing the latest in technology, a tankless water heater is the most energy efficient water heating system currently on the market. These types of water heaters are available in both gas and hybrid versions. There are multiple benefits to hybrid hot water heaters vs tankless water heaters. You can rest assured both will provide your home or office with a continuous supply of hot water, unlike their tank-type counterparts.

Tankless Water Heater Advantages

Superb Efficiency:

Tankless water heaters are energy efficient, saving you over 30-50% a year in utility costs. Your hot water heater use accounts for approximately 18% of your energy budget. In turn, by making the switch you can reduce your energy cost.

No More “Stand By Loss”

Once your water heater begins to run low on hot water, it expends a huge amount of energy to reheat the new water flowing into the tank. As this water sits, it cools. Next, the water heater will have to reheat the same water on “stand by” in the tank. If you are comparing the advantages of hybrid water heaters vs tankless, an advantage of a tankless system is lower energy usage. Tankless water heaters only use energy to heat water “on demand.” Since there is no tank, there is no need to heat water redundantly.

Tankless Water Heaters Can Be Installed Anywhere

Since you no longer have a bulky tank to worry about, you can install your new tankless water heater virtually anywhere in your home or officeThese systems can be wall or floor mounted and installed indoors or outdoors.

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Unlimited Hot Water

Ever been in the shower and all of a sudden you’ve been jolted by a rush of cold water? An advantage of tankless water heaters is an endless supply of hot water. The tankless system heats the water as it flows instantaneously; this means no more cold showers.

Reduced Risk of Water Damage

No stored water means no risk of water damage due to a malfunctioning or broken hot water heater tank (this does not include external pipe or fitting failure).


Because a tankless water heater employs precision temperature control, there is less of a risk of dangerous temperature spikes.


Why Choose a Hybrid Hot Water Heater

Hybrid hot water heaters merge the best of both worlds; employing benefits from both tank and tankless systems. A hybrid hot water heater maintains consistent water pressure and a continuous supply of hot water across multiple hot water supply applications. They are considered highly efficient as well. Hybrid hot water heaters also supply water “on demand” using only a small tank to supplement supply when under high demand. Some of the unique benefits of a hybrid system include:


Hybrid hot water heaters feature the same level of efficiency as tankless water heaters while providing a superior flow of warm water. If you choose a hybrid you can guarantee exceptional consistent results.

Reservoir for Heat Exchanger

The small tank on a hybrid hot water heater enables for powerful production and temperature stability.

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Dual Activation

Hybrid hot water heaters provide flow sensing capabilities and thermostat features that allow you to control the system.

When considering making the switch to a tank less water heater, remember to research which you feel may be best for you, hybrid or gas. No matter which you choose you can rest assured you are using the best, most energy efficient hot water heating system available. Some tank less systems may integrate easily with your existing tank pipe and fitting set up.

Fenwick Home Services in Jacksonville FL provides tankless water heater repair and installation services to homes. We will change out your traditional heating tank with a tank less water heater. We also offer other plumbing services to homes such as tank water heater repair, repiping, drain cleaning, and gas line repair. Call us today to schedule your free estimate.