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Think About Using A Tankless Water Heater

When you are looking for a new water heater, you have all kinds of choices. One of the choices you have is to go with a tankless water heater. 

Tankless Water Heaters

These water heaters are also called on demand water heaters or inline heaters. Tankless water heaters are hooked directly into your plumbing system. Unlike traditional water heaters, they don't have a storage water tank that will hold heated water. Instead, the water runs through tubes in the water heater. Those tubes are sandwiched in between heating elements in the water heater. When you turn on the hot water tap, the water will start running through the water heater. As it runs through the water heater, it will heat up so that you get the hot water that you need. When you turn off the hot water, it will stop heating up the water. So, what are some benefits to using tankless water heaters?

  • Energy Usage: One of the biggest benefits is that you are going to be able to cut down on your electricity usage. A water heater with a tank uses more electricity because it has to periodically kick on so that it keeps the water at the temperature that you have set it at. Without that happening, your hot water wouldn't be all that hot when you turned it on. 
  • Near Endless Hot Water: Another benefit to using tankless water heaters is that you are going to get near endless hot water. That's because the water heater doesn't have to heat up a huge tank full of water when it gets used. The hot water just runs through the tankless water heater and gets heated up on its journey. You don't have to worry about the hot water draining a tank and running out of hot water when you are in the middle of rinsing your hair out. You may get some fluctuation in the heat of your water while you are running it, but it shouldn't be all that significant, and it shouldn't disrupt your hot water usage in the long run. 

If you are looking for a new water heater, you might want to consider using a tankless water heater. That will let you get the hot water you want, without a lot of the downsides that you can get from using a water heater with a tank. There are a lot of benefits to choosing to use one of these water heaters.