Water heaters are a necessity of modern living, but if you reside in tight quarters, you know that installing a traditional hot water heating tank is simply not the way to make the best possible use of your limited space. You need to consider options that are specially designed for high performance in tight spaces.
Tankless water heaters are an excellent space-saving option. These small units use heat exchanger technology to transfer thermal energy from the unit itself to the cold water running through it. Drawing power from electricity or natural gas, tankless water heaters provide on-demand hot water, rather than pre-heating water and leaving it to sit in a bulky storage tank.
A distinct sub-type of tankless water heater is the point-of-use water heater. Rather than being connected to your home’s main water lines, a point-of-use water heater is installed beneath the specific sink, tub, faucet or fixture which it services. They can be less expensive than whole-house tankless heaters, which make them an ideal choice if you only need hot water in one or two places, such as laundry sink or a bar sink.
Not only are these units compact and less expensive to purchase and install, they also offer superior energy efficiency since you won’t be paying to heat water that you’re not immediately using. They invariably prove to be the best available choices if you want to maximize your living space and cut down on unnecessary clutter in your home.
The decision is yours to make, but the professionals at Rodenhiser are happy to offer expert advice so that you can make an informed decision. Give us a call if we can help.
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