As the American market is starting to come around to the idea of efficient tankless water heaters (a standard in Europe and Asia), there seem to be some growing pains in understanding how to switch from a conventional tank system. Properly installing a tankless system requires an understanding that goes beyond simply replacing your tank with a smaller heating unit. The results, however, can be quite rewarding.
Project: Switching to a tankless water heater.
Why: Comfort, cost and efficiency. A properly designed and well-installed tankless water heating system can provide you with constant access to hot water and lower monthly bills. There is no waiting for a rusty tank of standing water to heat up before the second person can shower. Instead, the water is heated on demand. It’s a more efficient way of heating water, without waste (and therefore for less cost). For fewer headaches, make sure to hire a professional if this is something you are interested in doing in your home.