Whether your hot shower comes first thing in the morning or after a long day, it’s a wonderful experience to turn that tap and get warm water when you need it – more or less.
If you have a long wait between turning on your tap and actually getting hot water to flow out, you’re not just getting a chance to improve your patience. You’re also wasting all the water that runs down the drain while you’re waiting for it to warm up.
If you find yourself in this situation all too often, multiple water heaters can be a good solution.
In most houses with traditional water heaters, the process of getting hot water goes like this:
- The water heater tank fills up with cold water.
- The cold water gets heated inside the tank.
- The tank holds the heated water, expending energy to keep it warm, until you turn on a faucet. Then it is pulled through the pipes to the point of demand.
When the point of demand is close to the water heater, you can get hot water in seconds. Unfortunately, most floor plans don’t allow you to place all your points of demand around one water heater.
One solution is to install tankless water heaters near the main points of demand in your home. A tankless water heater has a different process than a traditional one:
- You turn on the faucet.
- Water flows through the pipes and through the tankless water heater that’s positioned along the path of the pipes.
- Water is heated “on-demand” as it flows through the tankless heater.
This arrangement has a few additional benefits:
- Energy efficiency. Tankless heaters only heat water when needed, not constantly.
- Space conservation. Not only are tankless heaters smaller than traditional ones, but they’re also installed on a wall, leaving floor space open for other use.
- Longevity. Tankless water heaters can last up to 20 years and are less likely to rust than traditional models.
Ready to learn more about whether multiple water heaters would be more efficient for your Indianapolis area home? Contact Mowery Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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