Instant Water Heaters

Instant Water Heaters
July 13, 2011 Lorelie

There are many households who use instant water heaters in their homes basically because it does not use any storage tank.  The removal of the storage tank not only provides more space in the home, but it also reduces energy consumption brought about by the reheating of the water in the tank.

In using instant water heaters, the water moves along the pipe system into the heating coils that are heated by an electric current.  This simple process is not only efficient, but it also allows you to have a constant supply of hot water and not ever worry of running out.  The only downside to this type of system is the rate of flow which generally amounts to only around 8-15 liters per minute.  This is mostly enough to cover just one water tap such as the shower.  This means that if the user plans on taking a shower while running the washing machine using hot water simultaneously, he either needs to install instant water heaters on every tap that needs hot water, or he needs to purchase a larger unit that will be able to accommodate all the heated water demands of the household.

The truth is there is another option to this – the gas-fired type instant water heater.  This type of system offers more rate of flow than its electric counterpart.  The only downside to this type of system is that, although relatively small, still wastes valuable energy resource as the pilot light still needs to be lit even if there is no water being heated.

Using instant water heaters is highly recommended for many homes as they are not only environmentally friendly, but they also are a great space saver which is great as the homeowner no longer needs to allot a space in the house for the storage tank.  The unit only heats up the water when it is needed without ever needing to store it.

If you plan on purchasing an instant water heater, you need to be wary of the installation procedures and process and should buy only from known and reliable brands.  When installing the unit, you need to make sure that the main water valve is turned off.  When affixing the water heater unit to the piping system, make sure that all connections are tight and secure. After that, turn on the main water valve and check for any leaks.  Once that is done, try to affix the necessary electrical wirings to the unit and check if the unit works.

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