Instant Hot Water Heaters

by Raul Garcia on September 19, 2011

What a great idea, instant hot water whenever it is needed and it never runs out. This kind of home improvement is great for a family that uses the hot water up quickly when it is time to bath. The energy spent on heating hot water makes up 30 percent of the average home energy consumption. These appliances are popular now because as the claims by the manufacturers go, they can save on energy consumption up to fifty percent over the older style storage tank hot water heaters. It is important to consider whether the cost of the Instant Water Heater, which is significantly more than a conventional storage tank hot water heater, will pay for itself in a fashion that does in fact save money.

The average cost for upgrading to an Instant Water Heater is usually over one thousand dollars to purchase a unit for the family, not including installation costs. This is at least 60 to 70% higher in cost than the conventional hot water heaters. It has be found that it can take up to 22 years to make up that initial investment, despite the saving on energy consumption, which is attractive at about 22 percent more efficient on average.

But keeping the advantages in mind, an Instant Water Heater has been proven to produce more hot water using lower amounts of energy than the conventional hot water heater. For those who are concerned about making less of an impact on the environment, this is the way to go. The tankless hot water heater is the most efficient way to heat water. Another great feature of the tankless hot water heater is how much smaller the unit is. The savings in space is a very attractive feature as well, with the size of the higher capacity units being not larger than a carry-on suit case. These units can be installed anywhere, on any wall and can even be installed outside.

With the tankless system, there is still a need to be concerned about hard water build up of scale and rust on the hardware, but it is much improved as opposed to the problems that result with traditional hot water heaters that must hold water in storage, resulting in much more calcium build up and rust oxidation over time. A unit that provides hot water on demand will still need to be maintained by having a technician remove the greatly reduced calcium deposits that will still accumulate over time.

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