Tankless Water Heaters | Cass Plumbing
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Tankless Water Heaters – Tankless water heaters or demand water heaters or instantaneous water heaters have been around in Europe and Asia for quite a few years, and they are now becoming more common in America. Tankless heaters are electric or gas powered heaters that don’t have a storage tank like the water heaters we are used to. Instead, the tankless heater has a water pressure sensor that recognizes when you turn on the hot water tap. Cold water flows through a grid in the heater where it is quickly heated and then flows to your tap. When you shut off the water, the heating element shuts down until the next time. Manufacturers claim you can get energy savings of 20% to 30% in homes using tankless heaters.
In addition, because of a lack of scientific evidence on certain building materials during the building boom of the late 1940s and early 1950s, substances like polybutylene were used to pipe homes. These new compounds, while they seemed to be ideal inexpensive alternatives to copper and other expensive piping materials, are degenerating faster than expected, and may be reacting with chlorine and other substances found in the water supply in such a way that the interiors of the pipes are flaking off and washing away.