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While tankless water heaters have been installed as standard practice across Asia and Europe for decades, homeowners and commercial developers across North America are increasingly realizing the energy-efficient, space-saving benefits and convenience of continuous hot water.
For the tankless curious, the Tankless Buyer’s Guide is the starting place and one-stop reference about incorporating tankless technology into homes, businesses, and remodeling projects.
A tankless water heating system uses a gas- or electric-powered heat exchanger to heat water only when it’s needed, as the guide details. These compact units supply endless streams of clean hot water to multiple outlets simultaneously without any fluctuation in temperature.
Moreover, a tankless water heater produces more hot water, and uses less energy, than the most efficient storage tank-style heater. When a tankless water heater senses water flow, the unit begins heating water as it passes through the heat exchanger. When demand ceases, the unit shuts off — a revolutionary advantage over comparatively inefficient tank-style water heaters, heating and reheating to keep a limited amount of water hot.
Download the Tankless Buyer’s Guide as a quick study on the advantages of tankless, as well as to address any questions and concerns, including:
- Gas vs. electric tankless
- Sizing issues
- Customized temperature control
- Venting needs
- Maintenance planning