Bathroom Remodel Santa Clara
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On Demand Hot Water Heaters
An increasingly popular trend in bathroom remodels in Santa Clara is on demand tankless hot water heaters.
They come in two types:
- Whole house
- Point of use
Whole House On Demand Water Heaters
As the name implies, this tankless hot water heater supplies enough hot water for the whole house. They’re large, and are typically installed either in the garage, a dedicated utility closet, or the outside of the home.
They are generally gas operated.
The advantages of them are they are extremely energy efficient as although they use a lot of energy when they run, they only run when you need hot water.
Tank based hot water heaters run constantly in an effort to keep a supply of hot water on hand whether you’re going to use it or not.
The “on demand” aspect of tankless hot water heaters is what makes them so energy efficient.
There are however two important things to know before you commit to one:
- When they run, they suck down A LOT of natural gas. For that reason is it generally required to have a dedicated gas line run fromt he gas meter to the hot water heater. This often determines where they get installed as to keep the gas plumbing costs down, they are installed as close to the gas meter as reasonably possible.
- When they run, they’re VERY hot. As such it is imperative no one be able to accidentally fall against any hot parts of it while it’s running. This also influences not only where they’re installed, but how.
Point of Use On Demand Water Heaters
These are smaller units that are generally found under sinks. They generally run on electricity. They provide a much smaller amount of hot water because they’re only heating water for the hot water line of one sink.
Below is a picture. As you can see, this hot water heater has a plug for the electrical out, and a water in (from the cold water supply) and a water hot (to the hot water connector on the faucet) and that’s it!
This point of use on demand hot water heater also is very energy efficient as it only runs when hot water is needed, and also gets very hot for the short periods of time that it runs.
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