Whether you live in an inner-city apartment or on a quarter-acre block, in modern Australian households the need to save space is greater than ever.
While the traditional hot water tank has been a fixture in Aussie households for as long as anyone can remember, the tankless water heater gives you reliable and consistent heating all year ’round.
Installing a tankless hot water system will save you considerable space – while also delivering environmental and financial benefits.
What is a tankless water heater?
Tankless water heaters do pretty much what it says on the packet – covering your hot water demands without the need of a hot water tank.
These devices have a compact design and are generally wall-mounted. They will most often trigger automatically when a hot tap is turned on to heat water.
Cold water will then flow through heated copper piping, taking just moments to warm up before it comes out of the tap.
At Australian Hot Water, we have tankless hot water heaters compatible with both gas and electric systems, meaning we’ve got you covered – regardless of your household energy source.
When you choose a tankless hot water heater from Australian Hot Water you can enjoy endless hot water on demand no matter what your preference of utility is.
What is the difference between a tankless hot water system and an instant (continuous flow) hot water system?
Tankless hot water systems and instant hot water systems are often used interchangeably, but they can have different meanings depending on the context. In most cases, they refer to the same thing, but in others, they can be different.
Both tankless and instant hot water units heat water on demand without the use of a tank.
Tankless hot water systems
Tankless hot water heaters are also known as on-demand or instantaneous water heaters. They work by heating water as it flows through the unit, without the need for a storage tank.
Instant (continuous flow) hot water systems
In contrast, ‘instant hot water systems’ is a term that can be used to describe any system that provides hot water rapidly or on-demand, but it is not a specific technology. In some cases, ‘instant hot water system’ might refer to a tankless water heater, it might also refer to a recirculating hot water system, which uses a pump to continuously circulate hot water through the pipes, so hot water is available at the tap almost instantly.
In other words, while tankless hot water systems are instantaneous hot water systems, not all instantaneous hot water systems are tankless.
What are the benefits of a tankless hot water system?
As there is no need to store the hot water, the first benefit to mention is space. A tankless hot water system is much smaller than a traditional tank, meaning it will give you plenty more space in your laundry, bathroom, patio area or wherever else.
Keeping heated water in a tank also uses plenty of energy as you need to keep the water hot and ready regardless of whether you aren’t using it. Even well insulated hot water tanks lose plenty of heat – meaning you could be basically throwing money away.
Even if you’ve only got a small budget, upgrading your current system to a tankless one will save you money right off the bat.
The energy savings of tankless systems means they are also better for the environment. In most households, heating water accounts for 20 to 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, so installing a tankless system will immediately reduce your carbon footprint.
Of the systems available, gas systems tend to offer more energy efficiency than electric hot water systems, but there are plenty of great options if you prefer electric water heaters.
Australian Hot Water has all of the world’s best brands – including Bosch, Rheem, Rinnai and Dux – offering you plenty of tankless options to suit your home, your family and your budget.
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