Save Big with a Tankless Water Heater


When there are several people living in your house, it is better to have a tankless water heater. With the traditional water heater, the hot water is never enough to go round all those who may want it. It gets emptied quickly and releases warm or cold water after a few people have turned on the hot water tap. With a tankless water heater though, you would not have to worry about that cold shower ever again.

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How Tankless Hot Water Heaters Work

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Unlike large, heavy and bulky hot water heaters with tanks, the tankless water heater (typically electric) is a small unit that takes up little space and is usually installed on the outside wall of a home or in the place of the old water heater. It is set on a specific water temperature so that when you turn on a hot water faucet inside your home, the unit kick starts, heating the water immediately.

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In other words, your water is only heated when you are using it rather than the tanked version which uses up energy constantly keeping water hot in the large tank. It can be quite expensive keeping this stored water hot, even during those times when it is not used.

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Cost Efficient

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Your utility bills will be low if you have a tankless water heater since energy is only spent heating water when you need it. A lot of energy is spent with traditional hot water tank heaters, because it keeps cycling in order to maintain hot water in the tank regardless of whether you are home or not.

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What you may not realize with the tanked version of water heaters is that they often overheat the water so that there is little chance of running out of hot water when you need it. In addition, these tanks will also add cold water as needed to ensure the water coming out of your tap is not scalding. These little quirks are what keep your utility or electric bills high in addition to the practice of being environmentally wasteful. A tankless water heater is efficient and will save you money in the long run.

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While the initial cost of a tankless water heater is about two to three times that of a traditional tank hot water heater, you can easily recoup that cost within two years.

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Other benefits of the tankless water heater include a lifetime warranty, no leakage possibilities, and environmentally friendliness since it requires less energy and therefore less fossil fuel to operate it.

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In addition, a tankless water heater takes up less space and is healthier too since there is no water sitting around in a tank, breeding bacteria.

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