Remember the days when the only kind of hot water heater were the huge tanks that would boil water, then sit on it until you turned the tap on? These units are very efficient although you do have to wait several minutes for the cold water to rush out of the pipes before you get to feel the warmth of the hot water. Instant hot water heaters are quickly becoming a standard in new homes, and installation in older homes is easy as well.
Although this unit will not replace your water tanks it will change how you do things such as cooking, dishes, (when the water runs out guess where you can get more water!), and even give you water on demand that you can get as fast as grabbing the old tea kettle without having to wait for it to heat up. We’ve all had this problem of running out of hot water before the dishes were all done!
Today instant gratification is the theme and people want to be able to turn on the tap and get water on demand. Instant hot water heaters are now and for a short while have been available that do just that. These units store a small amount of water and heat it up very quickly. There are different sizes for different uses, but the smaller units fit right under the sink and suffice for most things you need hot water for.
The instant water heaters come in many varieties, brands, models, and even technologies but they all do the same thing. There is no wait for all the cold water to leave the facet, in fact it comes into the unit cold already and is heated up to around 190-200.
This unit fits right under the sink and should have its own dedicated plug. This may be a bit harder in older homes but in the newer homes being built this is a very easy thing to accomplish. These units are not expensive so setting one up in all the facets in your home would be feasible. You will want to be careful if you have children not to install these where they would have unsupervised access to it. They may get curious and start tapping into the unit and may get scolded with hot water. Most homes with children only put these in the kitchen as a great instant water convenience. The beauty is it’s the same result as putting your water mug in the microwave for a minute, only you don’t have to wait that long! Making hot chocolate is quick and easy as is making tea, or even instant rice/mashed potatoes!