A tankless water heater or also known as instantaneous water heaters. They have the ability to provide hot water only when the user needs it. When the hot water is turned on cold water flows through a pipe and into the unit in which it is then heated. This process can save money due to the fact that it not sitting in a unit and using up energy to keep the water hot. This process can save a homeowner hundreds of dollars in energy costs. Since the hot water is being made on demand it can be tricky to provide solid water pressure if more then one appliance is running at the same time. For example, if someone is taking a hot shower with the dishwasher running the water will then be distributed between the two. That is hot water on demand. Continue reading
If you are using a traditional water heater you have probably experienced lack of hot water while showering or you had to wait for 30 minutes in order for your water heater to produce hot water. But did you know that there is a way to make this process faster and you get hot water whenever you want without paying high gas or electric bills? The solution comes in a form of a tankless water heater, a type of water heater that is getting very popular these days. Continue reading
Homeowner advice from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
Most homeowners don’t give a second thought to their water heater—until the hot water stops flowing. Here’s what you need to know when selecting a new one and maintaining the one you have.
Storage tank water heaters have an insulated tank where water is heated and stored until it’s needed. They’re available in electric, propane and natural gas models.
- Tank size is an important consideration. Base your decision on household size. One to two people will need a 30-gallon tank. Three to four people will use a 40- to 50-gallon tank.
- Also think about the recovery rate — the number of gallons of water the water heater can heat in an hour. The greater your demand for hot water, the higher recovery rate you need.
- Know the dimensions of the space where your water heater will be stored and ensure that the one you want will fit.