Do You Need Hot Water at Home?Posted by at October 27, 2017 in Bathroom | Home Equipment | Home Improvement | house technology | toilet | water heater
If you are thinking about renovating a kitchen or bathroom, interested in heating water at point of use in a vacation house, or looking for an alternative to your aging storage-type gas or electric water heater, you might consider one of the growing number of tankless water heaters on the market.
A tankless water heater is designed to provide hot water instantly by turning on a faucet. Some plumbers argue against them, in spite of the improvements, saying the heater coils are prone to rusting. Still, the heaters are becoming the talk of the housing industry, even though they’ve been available in the United States for several years.
Tankless, or demand, heaters also made the list of top ten technologies chosen by the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (http://www.toolbase.org), a public-private initiative administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (http://www.hud.gov).
Take it from someone who looks at a few hundred home-related products that debut annually: it usually takes any new technology quite a while—typically 15 years—to go from the drawing board to widespread use. Tankless heaters have taken about five years.