The tankless WH comes in a small box, approximately 5 times smaller than the tank WH, due to the lack of a storage tank. It can be placed on a wall outside the house to free up precious garage space, or inside the house to transform the look-alike pantry where the tank WH used to be into a real pantry. Check out this Sav-On Plumbing – Sun City – Sun City Water Heater
When there is no need for hot water, the tankless WH uses no energy and has no standby heat loss. Showers will now be absolutely infinite, with no need to think about the next person who wants to shower. A typical shower uses 2.5 gallons of water per minute, and a mid syphon uses 1.5 gallons of water per minute.
The water heater is one of the most overlooked appliances in most households, normally tucked away in a garage corner. We don’t give it much thought until it fails. It’s been around for a long time in its current form. Edwin Ruud invented it in 1889, and it hasn’t changed much since then. It’s made up of a 40-gallon cylindrical container with a gas burner or, in some cases, an electric part. It slowly heats the water and keeps it warm all the time.
Its burner has a constant pilot light that burns coal, and the main burner comes on regularly to re-heat the water after the water in the container has cooled. That happens every day, even though the water is never turned on. Since the water loses heat to the environment, this is the case. It’s like always getting a kettle full of water on the stove. The newer tank water heaters are better insulated than previous models to minimise standby heat loss, but they still lose heat and the water must be reheated on a regular basis. That is a complete waste of resources and money in today’s world, where energy is becoming increasingly costly and will become even more so. It puts an unnecessary strain on the atmosphere and leads to global warming and climate change.