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thomas1 شهریور 8 '19

Best Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters, also known as instant or on-demand water heaters, provide hot water only when necessary. They do not produce reserve energy losses associated with storage water heaters, which can save you money. Here you will find basic information on how they work, if a tankless water heater is right for your home, and what criteria you should use when choosing the correct model. A water heater tankless or on demand only heats the water. I need that. These heaters can be installed in a closet or other convenient location inside your home or on an exterior wall and can heat your entire home or a single point of use. With the point of use, you can have a separate water heater designed for a shower, sink or appliance. These water heaters provide an infinite supply of hot water while allowing you to save energy by not heating and not heating the same water tank. Although the initial purchase and configuration are more expensive, most owners find that thanks to the energy savings achieved, the unit is profitable after a few years.

How Tankless Water Heater Works

Since tankless water does not store heated water, these instant water heaters work in the following way:

(1)When opening a hot water tap or starting the dishwasher, the tankless water heater recognizes the need for hot water and begins the heating process.

(2)The incoming water temperature is used to calculate the amount of heat that the burners must produce to provide water at the desired temperature.

(3)When the demand for hot water stops, the unit stops and does not consume energy until it needs more hot water.

(4)The end result is hot water that is not limited to what is available in your tank.

Advantages And Disadvantages of Tankless Water Heater

For households that consume 41 gallons of hot water or less per day, water heaters on demand can be between 24% and 34% more energy-efficient than conventional water heaters. They can be between 8 and 14 percent more energy efficient for households that consume a lot of hot water, approximately 86 gallons per day. You can achieve even greater energy savings of 27% to 50% if you install a water heater on demand at each hot water outlet. The initial cost of a tankless water heater is greater than that of a conventional storage water heater, but tankless water heaters generally last longer and have lower operating and energy costs, which could offset their higher purchase price. Most tankless water heaters have a lifespan of more than 20 years.  In a water heater with gas storage, the night light heats the water in the tank to avoid wasting energy. The cost of using a nightlight in a tankless water heater varies from one model to another. Ask the manufacturer how much gasoline the pilot uses for the model you are considering. If you buy a model that uses a permanent night light, you can always turn it off when it is not used to save energy. Also, consider models with an intermittent ignition (IID) feature instead of a permanent pilot. This device is similar to the spark ignition device of some gas stoves and ovens.