Hot Water Heaters
you turn on any hot water tap, water enters
the heater, then the internal computer instantly
detects water flow and ignites the burner.
Within seconds, water is being circulated
through the heat exchanger, where it is brought
to the exact designated temperature and delivered
to the tap. Once the tap is turned off, the
unit shuts down which means you never have
to pay for hot water you don't use as in conventional
systems. This environmentally friendly method
of hot water delivery can even get you government
rebates. Tankless water
heaters are often referred to as, "on-demand
water heating," because it does not store
heated water. Once the faucet is opened, water
flows into the heater where a sensor turns
on the heat exchanger or heating coils. Water
flows through the heating coils, it is heated
to the desired temperature. Once the faucet
is closed, the sensor automatically shuts
down the heating coils. The entire process
takes about 5 seconds to heat the water initially.
The general premise behind a tankless water
heater is to only heat water "on demand"
as it is needed. This eliminates the need
for a storage tank and dramatically increases
energy efficiency. Almost every major shortcoming
of a conventional water heater is addressed
by a tankless system.
Most tankless units come with a federal tax
rebate of $300.
They never run out of hot water.
They last longer than tank heaters.
Electric models don't produce greenhouse gases.
They're more efficient with no standby heat
You can shave as much as 20 percent from your
water heating bill.
They take up less space and can even be installed
on walls or outdoors with an anti-freeze kit.
Smaller units can be installed under cabinets
or in a closet, closer to the point of use.
They only need enough power to heat the amount
of water necessary at any given moment.
Most units are operated by remote control
and have up to four separate settings available.
There's no possibility of flooding due to
a ruptured tank.