Tankless Water Heater

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Help Selecting the Right Rheem Unit For Your Needs

A tankless professional generally uses a combination of tankless technical data and other factors to determine the best fit for their customers. These factors include incoming cold-water temperature, size of gas supply line, and the amount of hot water required during "peak" demand times which vary from home to home. A combination of all these factors is necessary to determine an accurate tankless selection. With this in mind, Rheem highly recommends professional assistance in the selection a...

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What is a point of use tankless water heater?

A point-of-use water heater is a very small water heater, either a mini-storage tank or a small tankless model, that is designed to be installed at the point of use, thereby eliminating a long pipe run. They are mostly sized to supply hot water to one specific application, usually a sink. A common application is a remote sink, such as a bathroom in an office building or a service station. Another common application is for distant sinks in the home that typically take too long to receiv...

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Is this a new technology?

No. Europe, Asia and South America, where energy costs are more expensive than here in North America, have been using tankless water heaters for 75 years. Bosch Water Heating has been selling and supporting tankless water heaters in the United States since 1979. However, most Americans are just now learning of this technology and its benefits.

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Are there other benefits of using a tankless water heater?

There are many advantages of having a tankless water heater in your home.Besides the money savings, endless hot water and smaller impact on the environment, a tankless water heater:Is very small and can hang on the wall, thereby saving you valuable floor space.Is designed with replaceable parts and is built with such materials as copper, stainless steel, and aluminum so as to last a lifetime. Energy savings is only one segment of savings, with proper care this could be the only water ...

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What if I have hard water?

Since tankless water heaters do not store hot water, minerals have less of an opportunity to settle out of the water column and build up inside the heat exchanger. Additionally, the flow of hot water through the coiled heat exchanger flushes the product each time hot water is used. The use of a water softener is fine with a tankless water heater, and is recommended if you commonly experience hard water problems in your home.

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How can a tankless water heater heat water instantly?

When you open a faucet, the flow of the water triggers the heater to turn on. Whether you use gas or electricity, the powerful gas burners or electrical elements will turn on, rapidly heating the water as it passes through the unit. The water is heated instantly, and the time it takes to obtain hot water is directly related to the distance the hot water has to travel from the water heater to where hot water is being used. The burners or elements then shut down when you shut off the hot ...

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Can Tankless Water Heaters Be Used at High Altitudes?

Yes, Bosch Tankless heaters can be adjust for use up 7,500ft. Rheem offers altitude chips to accommodate the differences.

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How much money can I save?

Depending on which model of tankless water heater you purchase, and what size storage tank you have now, and if it runs on gas or electricity, you could save anywhere from 5% to 69% off your hot water heating bill. How? Most homes use hot water for a cumulative total of about one hour per day, yet they typically keep 40 or 50 gallons (often times more) of water hot 24 hours a day. Having a system that eliminates the storage and heats water only as you use it can dramatically reduce you...

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What is A Tankless Water Heater?

Tankless Water Heaters heat water directly without the need of a storage tank. Tank less heaters are more energy efficient because they avoid the standby heat losses associated with storage water heaters. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. In an electric Tankless Water Heater an electric element heats the water. In a gas-fired Tankless Water Heater a gas burner heats the water. Tankless Water Heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water...

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