Hot Water on Demand
You turn the hot water faucet on and wait. And wait some more. And then after a minute or more, hot water finally emerges from the faucet.
Meanwhile all that precious water is wasted running down the drain. This process is repeated for countless showers, baths, dishes and other daily tasks all across the country every day. The average household wastes around 40 gallons a day or almost 14,000 gallons of water a year!
If only you had a tankless on-demand water heater that would provide you with almost instant hot water, but such systems can be expensive.
Inexpensive hot water on demand solution #1
There’s a way to get one of the main benefits of a tankless water heater (almost instant hot water) for a few hundred dollars. By installing what’s called a hot water recirculation pump for demand delivery you can get hot water delivered to your faucet without having to wait for the water to run hot and while saving water and energy.
Inexpensive hot water on demand solution #2
This involves installing small instant hot water heaters at each point of demand, such as the kitchen sink or the shower. An Instant Flow Water Heater heats the water as it flows through the unit, providingÂ you with hot water in an instant. These water heaters are compact and can install under your sink or in a nearby closet. These units can also be installed in out of the way places like your garage or tool shed where you wouldn’t normally have hot water. Image how nice it would be to have hot water to wash you hands out there!
The more expensive solution – Tankless hot water heaters
An electric tankless hot water heater that can heat water without using a storage tank. They are sometimes calledÂ instantÂ hot water heaters, as the water is heated only as it is needed. In some cases, this can be a cost savings as unused heated water does not have to continually be reheated until use. The only time the heating elements work in an electric tankless hot water heater is when there is a need for them to do so.
But there are some drawbacks to this type of system:
- It tends to be more expensive
- There is often a delay between the time you turn the water on and when warm water begins to flow from the tap.
Still if you have a large house this could prove to be a more economical solution than installing many smaller units at the point of use.
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