Does a tankless water heater run out of hot water?

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A few years back, the first tankless water heater we saw on the market was the Cross Plains T tankless water heater. It was actually the very first electric tankless water heater on the market. The Cross Plains is still one of the most popular and most sold water heaters today. This is especially true since the prices for electric water heaters have gone so low.

The problem with a tankless water heater is that if it runs out of hot water, you will have to replace it or carry it in the car to get it refilled. There is no way to predict when your tankless unit will run out of hot water. It just never happens. You will probably be waiting several days until you can find a place where you can refill it with new water.

One of the advantages of owning an electric tankless heater is that there is no longer any need for hot water storage tanks. You do not have to haul long pipes or hoses from the hot water tank to the refrigerator. Also, there are no more worries about running out of hot water. The electric tankless heater takes just minutes to heat up a full gallon of water. The cold water is delivered right to your faucets.

This may all sound great but is it practical to use such a unit? If you don’t use much hot water at all, it may not be a great idea to invest in an electric tankless water heater. If you do a lot of cooking or very expensive laundry it can save you money over a period of time. If you live in a remote area where access to hot water may be limited, it makes sense to go with an electric system. If you use your water regularly in the shower and tub, it will be much more practical to use a tank than an electrical one.

For people who use a standard electric tankless heater they will probably never see the benefit of the change. It does take some getting used to, especially if you are used to hot water coming from a traditional water heater. Most people will adjust to the less desirable method over time.

There are benefits to both types of water heaters and it comes down to what you personally need and how much you want to pay for your electric tankless unit. An electric tankless heater is great in rural areas where access to hot water is limited. If you live in an urban area, you might find the investment in an electric model makes more sense. Visit today to discuss your options and what is best for you.