Save Money – Get Tankless Water Heater

After reading a user commentor on saving money by buying a tankless  water heater, I was intrigued.  Guess what happened?  A post about the technology of tankless water heaters!  I found a great site on it.  I have copied just the beginning portion of it below, and I take no credit for it whatsoever.  Bounce to the end of the post for the source link and learn more on how you can save lots of money by going tankless. 🙂

What is a Tankless Water Heater?

Tankless Water Heaters, also called Instantaneous or Demand Water Heaters, provide hot water only as it is needed. Traditional storage water heaters produce standby energy losses that cost you money. We do not leave our homes heated while vacationing. We only heat our homes when there is a demand for heat. In the same way, a Tankless Water Heater is used only when there is a demand for hot water.

How do Tankless Water Heaters work?

Electric Demand Water Heater Tankless Water Heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. Therefore, they avoid the standby heat losses associated with storage water heaters. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. In an electric Tankless Water Heater an electric element heats the water. In a gas-fired Tankless Water Heater a gas burner heats the water. As a result, Tankless Water Heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water. You don’t need to wait for a storage tank to fill up with enough hot water. Typically, Tankless Water Heaters provide hot water at a rate of 2 – 5 gallons (7.6 – 15.2 liters) per minute. Typically, gas-fired Tankless Water Heaters will produce higher flow rates than electric Tankless Water Heaters. Some smaller Tankless Water Heaters, however, cannot supply enough hot water for simultaneous, multiple uses in large households. For example, taking a shower and running the dishwasher at the same time can stretch a Tankless Water Heater to its limit. To overcome this problem, you can install a “whole house” type Tankless Water Heater or install two or more Tankless Water Heaters, connected in parallel for simultaneous demands of hot water. You can also install separate Tankless Water Heaters for appliances—such as a clothes washer or dishwater—that use a lot of hot water in your home.

Other applications for Tankless Water Heaters include the following:

  • Remote BBQ or outdoor sink
  • Poolhouse or pool shower
  • Remote bathrooms or hot tubs
  • To serve as a booster, eliminating long pipe runs, for solar water heating systems, dishwashers and sanitation.

Tankless Water Heater Dishwasher Application Tankless Water Heater Bathroom and Kitchen Application

For homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, Tankless Water Heaters can be 24% – 34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters. They can be 8% – 14% more energy efficient for homes that use a lot of hot water, around 86 gallons per day. You can achieve an even greater energy savings of 27% – 50% if you install a Tankless Water Heater at each hot water outlet.

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Posted on February 9, 2008, in Advice, Sexy Saturday and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. LOL, pretty soon you’ll be showing us how to save money our car insurance by switching to Gecko.

    “THAT’S GEICO, not gecko.”

  2. Might as well talk about lo-flow faucets and showerheads to save even more money.

  3. An easier and more inexpensive solution to home water conservation than a tankless heater is the Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve. You will save water and energy without experiencing the inconveniences of a tankless heater. Tankless heaters take even longer than traditional tanks to provide hot water! Precious water is wasted down the drain while waiting for the heated water to travel to the tap. Instead of waiting longer for hot water, you’ll get faster hot water with a Hot Water Lobster! It gives convenient access to instant hot water throughout the entire home! All you have to do is easily install it under your sink farthest from your water heater! Hot Water Lobster uses your homes existing plumbing and water heater and costs only $179.95!

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  5. I’ve been searching in google for some new ideas and occasionally found this web site. You definitely can write and teach and inspire. Keep writing – I’ll keep reading.

  6. Good looking site and info. Where are the other you have and when are you going to reveal them?

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