Posted on January 10, 2016
Tankless water heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. Either a gas burner or an electric element heats the water. As a result, tankless water heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water.
By operating only when hot water is needed, and no storage tank to heat and reheat water, tankless technology helps save on energy and utility costs. They don't produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters, which can save you money.
The heater is normally turned off, but is equipped with flow sensors which activate it when water travels through them. A negative feedback loop is used to bring water to the target temperature. The water circulates through a copper heat exchanger and is warmed by gas or electrical heating.
Tankless water heaters provide many advantages like long term energy savings, savings in water use, unlimited hot water and less physical space. The initial cost of a tankless water heater is greater than that of a conventional storage water heater, but tankless water heaters will typically last longer and have lower operating and energy costs, which would offset its higher purchase price.
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