Friday, May 30, 2008

Water heaters (link)

"... What is the difference between a tankless water heater and a standard tank style water heater?  ...

A: ...  Standard tank-style water heaters are usually sized in thirty, forty, fifty and even seventy-five gallon tanks for standard residential use. A modest power source such as gas, oil or electric will slowly heat the water and store the hot water in the tank ...

A tankless water heater does not store a large volume of water. Instead it relies on powerful gas or oil burners or electric coils to heat the water instantly ..."

Link: Ed Del Grande: Ask Ed -- Tank, Tankless... What's the Difference?  (

[I've read that tankless water heaters don't work as well in a home that uses lots of hot water.]

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