3 places a point-of-use tankless heater will make your life easier
Whether you realize it or not, you put up with a million little annoyances every day. Maybe you sit in traffic on your way to and from work, or perhaps you spend hours pestering your kids so they get their chores and homework done. Whatever the reason, there are an infinite number of small things in life that can nag away at you, so when the opportunity to eliminate one of these presents itself, you should take it.
You might not think of buying one or more tankless water heaters as a way to help you relax, but there are several ways that an instantaneous and continuous supply of hot water can reduce the little annoyances in your life. While you could convince yourself that you're doing it for the environment, you want to replace the bulky storage-type heater in the basement or you're trying to keep up with changing energy regulations, there's nothing wrong with admitting that installing a point-of-use tankless water heater in these three locations will make your life a little easier.
1. Guest houses
If you've been blessed with a big house but cursed with a large family, odds are that you're called on to host reunions, holidays and other get-togethers. Some people thrive on entertaining guests, but if you want to get rid of one headache while the in-laws are in town, you should buy a tankless water heater for the guest house.
With more people in your house, there's more of a strain on your existing water heating system. If your immediate family manages to use up most of the hot water before you get in the shower when no one's around, you can be sure that more strain will suck your storage-heater dry in no time. This will leave you with a cold deluge or an earful of complaints from your in-laws about their own frigid showers.
Installing a point-of-use tankless water heater as close as possible to wherever you expect your guests to stay will give them a dedicated source of hot water whenever they need it. They'll always have warm showers, they won't steal hot water from you and you won't have to listen to your mother-in-law gripe about how they should've stayed in a hotel. It's a win for everybody.
"Cold showers don't have to be an inevitable part of RV or boat journeys."
2. Boats and RVs
Vacations are supposed to be all about relaxing, but if you're traveling with family, it can be more like a nightmare. Boats and recreational vehicles can be great ways to see the world in unique perspectives, but not if you're constantly reworking the order of who showers when to conserve what little amount of hot water your on-board storage-type heater can hold.
If you're really committed to relaxing on you boat or RV, tankless is the only way to go. When you're parked, just hook up to a water main and you've got an endless supply of perfectly heated water. When you're on the go, just make sure you're on-board water supply is filled and the tankless heater will heat it immediately when you need it so you don't waste any water waiting for it to heat up.
Cold showers don't have to be an inevitable part of RV or boat journeys. If your one vacation per year helps you retain your sanity in everyday life, make the investment in a tankless heater for a trip free from the hassles of cold water.
3. Personal bathroom
If you've got a large family and a not-so-large storage-water heater, you've run into the problem of simultaneous use. Say you're trying to take a shower before work in the master bathroom, but your spouse is running the sink, your kids are using the bathroom in another location and the load of laundry in the basement just hit the rinse cycle. Not only are you drenched with cold water because your storage-type heater can't meet your demand, but your entire house is likely doused in freezing water, too.
If you're sick and tired of waking up to frigid showers, a point-of-use tankless heater in your bathroom can eliminate the problem. You're the only one with access to it, so when your water heater sends lukewarm water up to the tankless model, it'll get heated to the perfect temperature within seconds. Even if your family has every faucet in the house running full blast, a point-of-use tankless heater in your personal bathroom will guarantee steamy, luxurious showers whenever you need them.
Sure, it might seem a little selfish, but if you're the one paying for the tankless heater, shouldn't you be the one to use it the most? Splurge on yourself and you'll be glad you did.