How to Get Hot Water for Your Tankless Heater—Instantly
Tankless water heaters do not by default get you instant hot water when you turn on the tap. The time delay is caused by the water that is already in the pipes being expelled first. There is no limit to the hot water that a tankless model could supply you theoretically, but you need extra technology in order to decrease the wait time.
Get Some Extra Tech
Most people would add in a circulating pump onto their plumbing system. This is a device that draws out hot water to circulate around your home’s plumbing. Most people do not think of needing a circulating pump when installing a tankless unit, but it is possible. Others decide to install a water heater booster, and these boosters accomplish a similar effect to a pump.
A Different Type of Water Heater
The alternative to changing your whole plumbing system is to install a point-of-use water heater. These work well if you only care about instant hot water for one of your faucets and you have space to add a mini-heater to the appliance in question. There are both tank-based and tankless options for point-of-use water heaters.
All of these possible options are best left to a professional to install. If you live in the Greater Cleveland area, then be sure to call (440) 283-9377 for Ohio Buckeye, where our plumbers have experience with all kinds of heaters.