Mike Holmes on Tankless Water Heaters
Still doubting the validity of a tankless water heaters for your home? Famed home renovation TV star Mike Holmes goes on record saying that the systems just plain “make Sense”.
“Environmentally responsible building is opening our eyes to some great, new technologies. But it’s also getting us to take another look at really smart old ideas — such as tankless water heaters.
These have been used in Europe and Asia since the Second World War, but are only now coming into common use in North America. I’m a huge fan of these in-line hot water heaters. They are super efficient, space-saving products that — when installed properly — will last almost forever, cut your energy bill and supply unlimited hot water to your home. You can literally open up your tap, walk away, and still have hot water coming out a month later.
Yes, they cost more initially, and you have to have them installed and calibrated to your household’s use by an expert, but there is no doubt in my mind that you will get your money’s worth.
Tankless water heaters are small — usually not much bigger than an electrical panel. When you turn on a hot water tap, a burner in the unit lights up and instantly heats water in a maze of copper pipe. With the tap open, the water flows through the heated pipes, and within seconds, you have continuous hot water. When you turn off the tap, the burner goes off. The result is you don’t have to heat and store 40 gallons of water in your basement any more. You only heat the water you use, and you have hot water for as long as you need it.”
You can read the full article here with a lot more tips on how a tankless water heater may be right for your home…. Mike Holmes on Tankless Water Heaters in the Globe and Mail Article
If his recomendation is enough than you can get a free quote from us. We are professional tankless installers who have specialized in tankless systems for the last several years.