Glass Enamel VS Stainless Steel
Their is lots of different opinions on whether Stainless Steel is better than Glass Enamel to help you see through the confusion we will advise you of the pros and cons of each.
Glass Enamel is by far the most common type of tank in Hot Water Systems. More than 80% of electric, solar and gas storage systems use a glass enamel lined tank.
Glass enamel is extremely resistant
Cheaper to manufacture
Handles high temperatures
Requires change of anodes to prevent rusting
Last only up to 15 years
Anode to be replaced every 5 years at extra cost
Stainless Steel is the most popular and more premium product used for hot water system tanks.
Rust Resistant (no anode required)
Generally lasts longer
Less likely to have issues
Different grades have different levels of quality
Lower grades can last less time than a glass enamel
Glass enamel is still very good value providing you can remember to replace the anode, it's worth spending the extra on stainless steel providing its a high grade stainless steel.
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