Benefits To Installing An Electric Tankless Water Heater In Your Home

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If saving money in your family is a must, then exchange your current hot water heater for an electric tankless water heater. A tankless water heater works on demand, which means you only use hot water when you need it. Your current water heater may reserve or store heated water for future use. But to keep the water hot, your electric water heater cycles off and on throughout the day and night. Not only do you waste hot water, you increase your electrical expenses. Here are some benefits you receive from installing an electric tankless water heater in your home and tips on how to use it properly.

Convenient Size and Features

If you want to move your current hot water heater from the basement to another area of the home, such as the laundry room or utility closet in the kitchen, you need to find a spot that is large enough to hold it. An electric tankless water heater is small and compact enough to fit anywhere in your home. The heater can connect to a cold water supply line and electrical wires in the wall next to your bathroom, kitchen or laundry room without moving other appliances, furnishings and fixtures out of the way.

Additionally, a tankless water heater comes with streamlined sides and a flat face that may feature electronic control buttons. You use the buttons to program the heater to put out hot water in the temperatures that work best for your family.

Keep in mind that you should always ask your electric water heater supplier for an information sheet that shows you how to program the tankless appliance correctly. Because the appliance heats up water quickly, it can easily become too hot for your skin.

Doesn't Cycle Off and On

Although on-the-demand water heaters may cost more to purchase and install in the beginning, they can save you money in the future. Most tankless water heaters last up to 20 years after installation, which saves you money on purchasing a replacement appliance right away.

A traditional water heater generally keeps a supply of water inside it for later use. The appliance may cycle or come on periodically to keep the water hot when you're not using it, even if you don't use the appliance for days or weeks.

As your current water appliance cycles off and on, it pulls small amounts of energy from your electricity to maintain a constant, hot temperature. You might even hear your current water heater come on through the water pipelines in your kitchen or bathroom.

The tankless water heater only comes on when you turn on the faucets in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room. Also, the water inside the tankless heater's housing doesn't stay hot and require the periodic heating process as your current water heater does. This is where the quick heating mentioned above comes into play. You get the water you want to use on demand, which helps you save on unnecessary electrical expenses.

Tips for You

If you use a great deal of water in your family, you might choose to install more than one tankless water heater in your home. For instance, you can:

  • Place a tankless water heater in the kitchen and connect it to the bathroom.
  • Put a tankless water heater upstairs and connect it to the upstairs and downstairs bathrooms.
  • Install a tankless water heater in the laundry room and connect it to the kitchen and bathroom.

Because you have so many places to install your tankless water heater, your contractor will help you decide on the best locations when he or she inspects your home.

Saving money on expenses you can control is a good thing. You can contact a water heater supplier in your area for more details and tips about electric water heaters, especially the tankless options, as well as how to place them in your home correctly.

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