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How Tankless Water Heaters Work

hot-water rhainaiPlentiful and reliable hot water is essential in everyday activities at home. Tankless water heaters are one of the most recent innovations to hit the Australia. While the name tankless does tell the part of story upfront, there is more that you need to understand when you are deciding whether a tankless water heater is right for you. As you guess from the name itself, tankless water heaters does not have tank and that is why they are so small.

We will give you a quick overview on how the impressive tankless water heaters work and its specific special features that can definitely impress you.

Step One. The water is heated instantly as soon as you demand for it. As soon as the hot water tap is turned on anywhere in your home, internal sensors inside the heater detect the flow and ignite the propane or natural gas that heats the water for the second or two as it flows down the unit.

Step Two. The moment you shut off the hot water tap anywhere in your house, the flame in the heater stops too.

With the simple process taking in for tankless water heaters it also has an admirable advantage over the common types of water heaters. Below are the 3 important advantages of tankless water heater.

  • You can fill your sink to do some dishes and the tankless water heater can heat and provide you a gallon or two of heated water and no more no less.
  • When it is time for you to take a shower, that same unit is going to heat a couple of gallons of water each minute up to a 120 degrees or hotter whatever you need for as long as you wanted to stand in a steaming spray shower. Tankless water heaters never run out of hot water.
  • Besides from the complete freedom from standby energy losses and a continuous supply of hot water as long as you want. These units are also very small. For a typical 60 gallon of water heater might take up to 72 cubic feet volume whereas the common tankless water heaters usually take up just 2 cubic feet of space and yet it puts out more than 300 per cent more heat than a typical natural gas tank heater.

Take Note: When selected and installed correctly, this model can deliver enough hot water for two showers operating at the same time continuously even if the incoming water temperature is a frigid 50 Fahrenheit or 10 degrees Celsius.

Tankless water heaters do cost more than tank style equivalents and this is one of the reason why tankless technology is not for everyone. Another thing that you need to consider if you wanted to have a tankless technology is your water chemistry. In cases with particularly hard water or unusual PH levels it’s going to be problem sometimes for some tankless units. It is not typical but before you make any final buying decisions have your dealer check out your water chemistry first.