What Is An Inline Water Heater And Some Benefits To Using One?

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When you need to buy a new water heater, there are a lot of choices out there. Trying to find the one that's right for you can be tricky. One option that you might want to think about is an inline water heater. There are a lot of reasons that you might want to go with an inline water heater for your new heater.

Inline Water Heaters

Inline heaters are also called tankless water heaters or on-demand water heaters. All three names describe the heater really well. The traditional water heaters have tanks that are filled with water. The water in the tank is heated up periodically to keep it at the temperature that the thermostat is set on. When the hot water tap gets turned on, the hot water is drawn out of the tank, cold water is drawn into the tank to refill it, and the heating up process starts again. An inline water heater is connected directly to the plumbing system, so when you need hot water, water is pulled into the water heater and runs through a series of tubes inside the water heater and heated up. Water only gets heated up when you need it. There are a lot of benefits to going with this option. 

Unlimited Hot Water

One benefit to using an inline water heater is that you basically have unlimited hot water. That's because as long as there is water running through the water heater, it's going to heat up, and since the cold water actually goes into the heater through small tubes, it is easily heated up. When you have a tank water heater, the water takes a long time to heat up, so you are going to end up running out of hot water. If you like nice, long, hot showers, an inline water heater is going to let you take as long a hot shower as you like. 

Energy-Efficient

Even the most energy-efficient tank water heater is going to cost more in energy costs to run than an inline heater because it will have to frequently reheat the water to keep it up to the right temperature. That's going to cost you money and waste energy. If you are only heating up water when you need it, then you don't have to worry about wasting that energy. 

When you are choosing a new water heater, you want to make sure that you are getting the best possible choice. 

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