Tankless Water Heaters
When I was doing some renovation in my sister’s small condominium apartment, she needed to design a layout that would create more space. She had a small water heater that was located underneath the left side of her sink. This is an area of the kitchen where most people would put a lazy susan.
She often complained that she could not take long showers or very hot baths during the winter due to her small water heater. I recommended that she look into getting a tankless water heater. I told her that they are commonly used in homes/flats in Europe and that they are great space savers and an energy efficient appliance that saves water, money and time.
Before she renovated her bathroom, she consulted with industry experts about the product. They recommended that she consider getting an additional appliance for the tankless water heater called the point-of-use or booster heater. This piece of equipment will generate a higher level of heat and maintain the heat level consistency during the winter months when the ground and underground pipes are cold.
She decided to purchase the tankless water heater and she has enjoyed it since. She told me that she noticed that her electric bill is about 10% less than she used to pay. She also was satisfied with the space she was able to save because right after she renovated her bathroom, she decided to renovate her kitchen and was able to get a lazy susan for the area of the kitchen where her water tank was previously located.
About the author: Eric White works in the Office of Web Communications
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