Three Key Areas To Install Point-Of-Use Hot Water Systems In Your Home

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If it's time to replace your home's hot water heater, you might be thinking that this is the perfect time to transition to a tankless water heater system. Before you schedule an appointment with any tankless water heater installers, you should consider the potential for point-of-use tankless hot water heaters. There are a few key locations where you could install point-of-use tankless hot water heaters to help ensure consistent, reliable hot water in your home.

Showers

Few things waste as much water as waiting for hot water to flow before a shower. The time it takes to get hot water from your water heater tank or even a tankless water heater installed in the basement can lead to many gallons of wasted water before every shower. 

Installing a point-of-use hot water heater directly at your shower's incoming water line. This ensures hot water access immediately and consistently when you're ready to take a shower. It also prevents any disruption in your hot water flow in the event that someone runs hot water somewhere else in the house while you're showering.

Kitchen Faucets

Your kitchen is another place where a lot of water can be wasted waiting for hot water to flow. With the frequency of dishwashing and handwashing that typically happens in a kitchen sink, the wasted water can add up quickly when you're using a traditional hot water heater or a water heater that's placed many feet from the fixture.

Installing a point-of-use water heater underneath your kitchen sink can help to ensure that you always have hot water right away when you need it, minimizing wasted water when you need to do dishes, and saving you time in the process.

Washing Machine

Some people do most of their laundry in cold water. For those people, an immediate flow of hot water to the washing machine is not as big of a concern. However, if you like to wash your clothes in warm or hot water, you may want to consider a point-of-use hot water system for your washing machine.

When you think about how long it can take for hot water to flow from your water heater to the washing machine, it's no surprise that you're likely to end up with only part of the load filling with warm or hot water, and the initial fill to be mostly cold water by the time the hot water reaches the washer.

Remember that washing machines don't use a lot of water, so when you factor in that delivery time, it can be largely ineffective to try to wash your clothes in warm or hot water. However, if you install a point-of-use hot water heater system on your washing machine's incoming water line, it can ensure that you have hot water immediately for those warm and hot water loads.

Even if you decide to install a tankless water heater in your basement to supply hot water to the rest of your house, these point-of-use water systems can reduce your water consumption and ensure consistent hot water at these fixtures without delays. 

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