What does water on-demand mean? What to expect?

In today’s fast-paced world, convenience and efficiency are more than just luxuries—they’re necessities. As we strive to make our homes smarter and more sustainable, one innovation that’s been making waves is on-demand systems. But what exactly does “hot water on-demand” mean, and what can you expect when you integrate such a system into your home? Let’s dive in.

Understanding Hot Water On-Demand

On-demand systems are designed to provide hot water instantly, right when you need it. Traditional water heaters store a large volume of hot water, making it readily available, but also requiring continuous energy to maintain its temperature. In contrast, with a hot water on-demand system, also known as a tankless water heater, ignition only occurs once a faucet is turned on. This offers several key advantages:

  • Unlimited Hot Water: With a tankless system, running out of hot water will no longer be a concern, even during back-to-back showers or when multiple appliances are in use. The water is heated on demand, providing a continuous supply of hot water.
  • Space Saving: Tankless water heaters are compact and can be installed in small spaces, freeing up room that would have otherwise been occupied by a bulky tank.
  • Energy Efficiency: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, tankless water heaters “can be 24%-34% more energy-efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters.” This water heating solution could help lower your energy bill and contribute to reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Longevity: As a result of not storing large amounts of water, tankless water heaters generally have an extended lifespan compared to traditional water heaters, often lasting up to twice as long.

What to Expect with Water On-Demand

Daily Use

Once your water on-demand system is up and running, daily use is simple and straightforward:

  • Instant Hot Water: Enjoy the convenience of hot water almost instantly, should we mention the approx. time it takes to have hot water?
  • Consistent Temperature: These systems provide a consistent water temperature, so you won’t experience the fluctuations common with traditional tank heaters.
  • Maintenance: Regular maintenance is crucial to keep your system running efficiently. This typically involves descaling the unit periodically to prevent mineral buildup, especially if you have hard water.

Cost Savings

The efficiency of a water on-demand system can lead to significant cost savings over time:

  • Lower Energy Bills: Since the system only heats water as needed, you’ll likely see a reduction in your energy bills.
  • Reduced Water Waste: By getting hot water immediately, you’ll waste less water running the faucet while waiting for it to heat up.

Environmental Impact

  • Water on-demand systems contribute to a smaller carbon footprint by using less energy. They represent a step towards more sustainable living, helping to reduce the overall demand for energy resources.

Agilis Home is a division of Greater Sudbury Utilities serving Northern Ontario and Barrie. We have been renting water heaters for over 65 years to our loyal customers in many communities across Ontario. As a rental company, we understand our customers expect the convenience of prompt service and our skilled technicians have the experience to make sure your hot water is as dependable as we are. Our customers know we deliver on our promises, and if there is ever an issue or problem, we make it right. We always choose to do the right thing, even when no one is watching. Request a FREE Consultation.

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