A Complete Lowdown On Tankless Water Heaters

B2377 1          A Complete Lowdown On Tankless Water Heaters

As the name suggests:

A tankless water heater is also called an on demand water heater or an instant geyser. This is because the warm water is not stored in any tank. There is no tank at all. What it has instead is a gas burner or an electric element that is attached within the pipe that supplies it with cold water.

The result is that there is a constant supply of hot water. In the conventional water heater which had a tank attached the water that used to be collected in the tank only would be warm after which the water had to again fill up and become warm for the person to have more warm water once it is used up. Thankfully, this is not the case with a tankless waterheater.

What are the main features of a tankless water heater?

Below we enumerate all of them:

  1. Costly but cost effective:

While the tankless water heaters are costlier than the traditional ones they are nowadays touted to be cost effective because the cost gets offset in the efficiency with which the heaters work and the reduced electricity charges and the longer life of the water heater itself.

  1. The supply of hot water is continuous:

Inspite of there being no tank and by virtue of having a water heating element in the cold water inlet pipe itself assures that hot water lasts comfortably throughout the shower. It is estimated that the tankless water heater comfortably supplies hot water upto 41 gallons in a day.

  1. When there is a need to use it simultaneously in two appliances:

Experts opine that when two gadgets say the bath and the dishwasher havesimultaneous requirement for hot water, then it is better to install two parallel water heaters supplying them both. This is because one may not be able to cope up with both the gadgets.

 

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