Tankless water heater


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Tankless water heater

A system that delivers hot water at a preset temperature when needed, but without requiring the storage of water. The approach reduces or eliminates energy standby losses. Tankless water heaters can be used for supplementary heat, such as a booster to a solar hot water system, or to meet all hot water needs. Tankless water heaters have an electric, gas, or propane heating device that is activated by the flow of water.
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Rinnai's wireless module maintains all of its original features, quickly connects via a two-wire interface and can be utilized with a new Rinnai tankless water heater or installed on existing Rinnai models manufactured since 2006.
But how do these tankless water heaters measure up against traditional heaters?
For example, a gas tankless water heater with an energy factor of 82% would deliver hot water at an efficiency of 75%, about 15% higher than a typical gas storage water heater.
Even greater energy savings can be achieved by installing a tankless water heater at major points of use--for example, near the master bathroom, a washing machine or kitchen.
Kyle Murray; vice president of marketing for Waitsfield, Vt.-based Controlled Energy Corp., says tankless water heaters have seen a dramatic 20 percent to 30 percent per-year increase because the systems offer several advantages that conventional water heaters don't.
I am thinking of installing a tankless water heater in a unit that has a tank-type water heater and gas furnace located directly over the bedroom in a loft attic.
Small draws of less than 4 gallons (15.1 l) that most strongly affect tankless water heater performance amounted to 29% of total hot water consumption.
The T-H1, the tankless water heater from Takagi, doesn't just offer endless hot water at a walloping 10.2 gallons per minute to handle three or four faucets at once.
According to Goldstein Research, tankless water heater does not generate standby energy loss as compared to conventional storage water heaters which makes the product energy efficient and cost effective.