Express Plumbing Heating & Air Blog

There seems to be a useful gadget for everything nowadays. Hot water for your tea or oatmeal is no exception. It seems more and more people are choosing to add an instant hot water heater to their homes and offices. Read on to find out how these can help save you time, energy, and water (and ultimately money, too!).

The way it works is simple. Water passes through a small tank with an electric element that heats it up to 190 degrees Fahrenheit. The water then runs through a small water line that runs to its own faucet from the pipe. In the simplest sense, it’s a miniature electric water heater.

You have choices when selecting an instant hot water heater, so you should have no problem finding one to fit your needs. Get a tank that holds anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 gallons of water. With heating elements ranging from 500 to 1500 watts. You can even get integrated water filters that dispense filtered and chilled drinking water! As always, you should have a professional do the work when installing any new type of plumbing fixture in your home.

The downfalls of the instant hot water heaters are few, but there are some. The first is the minor inconvenience of the water not flowing as quickly as a regular faucet. Also, if you require a large amount of hot water, for example, when cooking or for a round of hot drinks, you may need to boil water the old-fashioned way in a pot or kettle.

When you are ready to add this convenient fixture to your home or office, give the professionals at Express Plumbing Heating & Air a call!

Brad Jordan

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