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Tankless Water Heaters vs Conventional Water Heaters

by Harvey Bond
(Chicago, USA)

For decades now, tankless water heaters have already been popularly and widely used across Europe and several other parts of the globe. Many households in such areas consider the appliance as a cost efficient way to continue enjoying hot water in the household whenever needed.

Across North America, particularly in the United States, most households have not been fully aware of such fixtures until recently, when the onslaught of the financial crisis set in. Now, demand for tankless water heaters is rising rapidly and constantly.

Several households could hardly say goodbye to the tried and tested conventional water heaters. However, it is not surprising that even the most loyal users of the traditional water heaters are starting to switch immediately to tankless water heaters.

There are more than enough reasons why any household would get on to the big switch. A comprehensive yet simple comparison could tell so many things about major differences between the two.

Tankless water heaters are significantly and much more cost and energy efficient than conventional water heaters. To begin with, tankless types could instantly save you money upon purchase through its $300 instant tax credit.

The government is obviously encouraging the use of such water heaters. The reason for that could be quite logical.

As mentioned, tankless water heaters are demanding less energy compared with the conventional types. This could be because water is heated in smaller volume.

Tankless water heaters instantly heat flowing water without the need for a tank. Thus, heating proceeds immediately or whenever it is needed.

In comparison, conventional water heaters heat water in large tanks. In a single water heating session, there is indeed so much energy required to facilitate water heating.

This is due to the huge volume of water to be heated. After that, not all the heated water is used so imagine how much energy has been wasted.

Because there is no tank involved, a tankless water heater requires less cost. Instead of storing water in any tank or storage facility, series of gas burners or electric coils are integrated into faucets to facilitatewater heating as needed.

Thus, there is no need to use so much energy to heat a great volume of water in a tank. Tankless water heaters are also well loved because they could be installed as a single unit wherever they are needed, whether at your bathroom or your kitchen sink.

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Updated: September 2, 2013 — 12:59 pm

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