There are a number of different hot water heaters on the market. However, there are two main types to consider. There are traditional water heaters that use a tank and tankless water heaters that don’t use a tank.
In this video, you will see if tankless water heaters really live up to the expectation.
A major benefit of a tankless water heater is that it takes up less space without the need for a tank. However, it is also much more efficient. By some measures, a tankless water heater is 95% thermal efficient while a normal water heater is only 60% efficient. This could lead to cost savings for you down the line. Of course, there is also the benefit of a constant stream of hot water. These systems can typically heat five gallons of water per minute. This is more than enough water for the vast majority of households. So what is the downside of these hot water heaters?
One of the major concerns is that they are unproven. They were introduced to the American market in the 90’s, but haven’t been adopted until more recently. However, they have been used in the Japanese market for some time now. In fact, many of the tankless water heaters are proving to be more durable than their counterparts.