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Which Water Heater is Best for My Home?


Your water heater is an essential system in your home. Whether you’re ready for an upgrade or yours is nearing the end of its life, you can count on Mid-Florida Heating to help you choose your next one. In today’s blog, we’re going over the different types of water heaters and their pros and cons.

Standard tank water heater

These are the most common type of water heater in Florida. They come with a storage tank where water is heated and stored until there’s a need for hot water. They can be powered by electric, gas, or fuel.


  • Lower installation compared to other types

  • Lower maintenance and repair costs


  • Inefficient

  • Tank gets depleted and can run out of hot water

  • Can have a higher utility bill

  • Large in size and can occupy a lot of space

  • Shorter lifespan than other types of water heaters

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Tankless water heater

As the name implies, these do not have a storage tank and can heat water on demand. They are typically electric or gas-powered.


  • Energy efficient

  • Long lifespan of 20 to 30 years

  • Compact size

  • Endless and instant supply of hot water


  • Higher upfront installation cost

  • Unable to simultaneously heat water to different locations, such as a shower and a dishwasher

Heat pump (hybrid) water heater

These work by capturing the heat from the outdoors and transfers it to the water.


  • Extremely energy efficient

  • Would work well in a climate like Florida


  • Can take up a lot of space

  • Only works well in mild climates

  • Higher upfront installation cost

Solar water heater

Similar to other solar-powered products, a roof-mounted cell will absorb sunlight and transfers the heat to a storage tank.


  • Save on water heater bill

  • Low maintenance

  • Environmentally conscious

  • Can work great in sunny regions like in Florida


  • High upfront installation cost

  • Dependant on the climate

At Mid-Florida, our professionals are trained and experienced in handling all types of water heater makes and models. If you’re in the market for a new one, let our team guide you in selecting the best one for your home.

Call us at (352) 377-4414 for reliable water heater repair and installation!

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