Everything You Need to Know About Instantaneous Hot Water
Does anything sound better than receiving hot water the moment you turn on your shower? Probably not. Instantaneous hot water just a step away with a tankless water heater. But, before you purchase one and call us to install your brand-new hot water system, continue reading to learn all about instantaneous hot water, how it works and the pros and cons of investing in a new system.
How Does Instantaneous Hot Water Work?
It sounds like a pipe dream – too expensive and inaccessible. However, many Sydney residents enjoy instantaneous hot water through their affordable tankless water heaters. When you turn on your hot water supply, the water that runs through the pipes is heated by a gas or electric burner or heating element, delivering you a constant stream of hot water at a rate of 7.6-15.2 liters per minute.
The Pros and Cons of Having Instantaneous Hot Water
Running out of water at some point during the day is a common complaint among inhabitants of shared living arrangements. With a storage tank, you often have to wait for the tank to fill with hot water before hot water again becomes available. It’s rare for residential households to include more than one hot water tank. Typically, residential plumbing includes just one storage tank. With a tankless water heater, not only is your water heated instantly, you never have to wait for a tank to fill up when the hot water runs dry.
There are some downsides to tankless water heaters. Similar to having a tank, eventually the water does run out if used to supply multiple appliances simultaneously. Since tankless water heaters do not produce as much hot water as a large storage tank, you could run out of hot water quickly. This problem can be solved, however, by installing multiple tankless water heaters in your home. Furthermore, you can even segment your water main to run certain appliances on specific tankless heaters – for example, installing one heater for washing and laundry machines and another one for showers and sinks. Tankless water heaters also have a longer lifespan than storage water heaters; with a standard life expectancy of more than 20 years. Storage water heaters only last half of that time.
For Smaller Households, Tankless Water Heaters are the Way to Go
If you have a small household, then a tankless water heater could be the most cost-and-energy-efficient way to heat your water. Ontime Local Plumber experts will install your new hot water system and are also able to maintain and repair it when needed. Offering all plumbing services, Ontime Local Plumber are your professional and courteous solution to all plumbing problems. You can call us 24/7 and we will send one of our specialists to your location immediately – 02 9708 2732.