Tankless Hot Water Heaters For The Home Hot water is a necessity in the home. We require it for personal hygiene, cooking, and household cleaning. Most homeowners never give their water heating system a second thought, assuming that they will have plenty of hot water on a day-in-day-out basis. However, if you are enjoying a long, hot shower and the water suddenly goes cold because somewhere else in the house someone turned on a hot water tap, you know the frustration of an inadequate hot water supply. If there is not enough hot water for family members to bathe without waiting for the tank to reheat after someone else has recently taken a shower or run a load of laundry, it may be a good time to consider installing a tankless hot water on demand system. On Demand Water Tanks Are Energy Efficient Heating the water in your home with a conventional water heater can account for as much as 30 percent of your utility bill. When compared to all the appliances, entertainment equipment, and computers that are on constantly, it is evident that your conventional water heater is demanding more energy than its fair share. Dependent on the size of your household and consumption, your conventional hot water tank, if old, inefficient or defective, could be driving your energy bills beyond the comfort level of your budget. An instant, on-demand tankless water system, is energy efficient: reducing your energy consumption by 30 to 40 percent. A tankless hot water tank operates differently than a conventional hot water tank. In an on-demand system, water is heated only when it is needed. If you want to run the dishwasher while taking a shower, there is a constant supply of hot water for every task. No more waiting for the tank to heat back up even if multiple demands are made on the system at the same time. Following the trend to build homes eco-friendly homes, green builders are installing tankless water heating systems in new home construction. Many homeowners faced with having to replace a defective conventional water tank are also switching to a tankless system. If you are contemplating replacing your hot water tank, a tankless hot water system will provide an energy-efficient source of endless hot water at an affordable price. Safety First Another important consideration when deciding to opt for installing a tankless water heating system is that this type of system is safer than a conventional water tank. A standard water tank stores water that can be a fertile breeding ground for bacteria such as Legionella. A conventional water heater must be maintained at an elevated temperature to keep this type of bacteria from multiplying. Keeping the tank hot continuously uses a lot of energy that adds to your utility bill monthly. Talk To A Professional Your professional plumbing contractor can review your floor plan and household pattern of water usage to determine if a single or multiple tankless water systems are the best plan for your home. Although a bit of periodic maintenance is required the same as with a conventional water tank, if properly installed a tankless system will last for 20 years while still maintaining its efficiency.