The Tank › takes a long time for water to heat
- April 3, 2008 at 12:50 pm #8535maizeParticipant
Our tank is the basement and it takes about 2 minutes for the hot water to reach the kitchen and the upstairs. Would a tankless heater be more efficient instead of wasting all that water.April 3, 2008 at 2:04 pm #8536Randy SchuylerKeymaster
If you mount the tankless right next to the faucet, then yes, that will save water, but they are rather expensive. You might want to also look at a Metlund D’mans device, which will eliminate water loss and hold down energy waste.
Randy SchuylerApril 4, 2008 at 1:19 am #8539Larry WeingartenParticipant
Hello: It’s been found that when you draw water, a tank-type heater delivers hot from heater to plumbing instantly, as it’s already hot. Tankless heaters need to heat up the water inside of them first. So, it can take five seconds or more to get fully hot water coming from the heater into the pipe. That translates to a longer wait for hot water. Randy’s suggestion of the Mutlund D’mand system is worth checking out at http://www.gothotwater.com . Basically, it fills the pipes with hot water just before you wish to use it. The system can be activated various ways.
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