Types of Tankless Water Heaters

While we are all about finding the tankless water heating systems that is the best we have also included some section of different types of tankless water heaters for those that are looking for something more specific. As we all know tankless water heaters are becoming increasingly popular as householders become more conscious of the need to save energy. These heaters take very little space and if correctly chosen will provide the family with an endless stream of piping hot water.
We all know buying a water heater is a big investment for any home and something that has an important function so it is important that we make sure to read the reviews to get a good idea what product it is that we need.
Electric tankless water heaters are some of the most energy efficient on the market with some boasting an impressive 99% energy efficiency. If your home is already wired for an electric water heater, it would make perfect sense for you to remain with the electrical option to water heating. With the electrical supply in place, the installation of these heaters is cheaper than the gas option as there is no need for venting. Your tankless electric water heater will take very little space and if you choose the right size for your home you will have an endless supply of hot water.  Here’s more about how electric tankless water heaters work.

Gas Heaters

Gas tankless water heaters are typically more powerful than the electric equivalent so they are the best choice for large families and for commercial installations. You may also find that gas is your best choice if your house has not been wired for water heating. These products are generally more expensive than electric tankless heaters. This is especially so if you opt for a condensing unit. A condensing unit is more energy efficient than regular tankless gas heaters because they use the heat from the exhaust fumes for heating water. With condensing units, the installation is cheaper as you can use less expensive materials for venting cooler exhaust fumes.

Commercial  Heaters

Tankless water heaters for commercial applications must by necessity have a high BTU and flow rate. Because of the power requirement, almost all of those available for commercial use is gas powered, either natural gas or propane. We have reviewed an innovative infrared electric unit that we felt could do the job. Because of the distance between the heater and the outlet many commercial water heating systems have recirculation systems, which help to reduce water wastage and eradicate the cold water sandwich. Many can be linked so that the capacity is doubled or tripled.
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Small Heaters

If you’re operating off a smaller budget, if you have an off-grid requirement or if you’re looking for a portable water heating then look no further than these reviews. They cover a range of small but powerful water heating systems for every application. The reviewed product includes single-outlet units for householders who want to give tankless water heating a try. There is even a battery powered heater in this batch of reviews. Here is more on how small tankless water heaters work.

Whole House Water Heaters

For householders who want a single tankless water heater to deliver hot water to the entire house, this is the product for you. The most important consideration in choosing the correct water heater for your home should be the number of outlets that will draw water at once. In making the selection the flow rate is most important. You should also take account of your location. If you live in a colder area, the water heater that you choose must have enough capacity to heat the water from low groundwater temperatures.
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Portable and RV Heaters

Portable tankless water heating systems are useful in so many applications. This is particularly so in the mid-winter when temperatures get a little chilly. In this review, we have found some of the best portable heaters that you can use for camping, RV’ing or for giving Fido a gentle warm bath. You could of course also use these systems for cleaning jobs in the garage or in the garden shed.

Hybrid Water Systems

This is a relatively new technology that mixes the old tank water heaters with the tankless system. This type of water heater is more expensive than a normal tankless water heater but is very effective at what it does. A hybrid water heater will have electrical system and a heat pump that uses the electricity to move heat from one area to another, rather than creating heat. We have a guide on hybrid water heaters that you can take advantage of to learn more about them.

The Last Word

Hopefully this should cover all the different types of tankless water heating systems available and hopefully you can find something for your needs right here.

Next, why not head over to our reviews section where you can find more detailed information about tankless water heater brands and some of the top ranking products. It should help you the idea of what the most reliable brands are and best rated products for you to choose from.