Stop Waiting for Hot Water:
Waiting for hot water is painful no matter how efficiently it was heated.
Water is quickly heated by an on-demand water heater when a hot water faucet
is turned on but it can still take "forever" to get hot water at your sink or
Home owners that have recently purchased a tankless water heater are
surprised that it actually takes longer for the water to reach the faucet than
it did with a traditional tank style water heater.
Why it takes longer to get hot water from a tankless water heater:
On-demand water heaters turn on when a hot water faucet is
turned on. But before it starts heating the water it must make sure that the
water is flowing.
It takes a lot of energy to heat water instantly and it would not be good
to apply that concentrated energy if the water is not moving. Of course water
heaters have safety mechanisms built in to prevent this from happening.
One safety feature is to delay turning on the heat until the water has been
moving for a few seconds. This adds to the time that hot water takes to get to
How to get hot water faster from a tankless water heater:
You are heating the water quickly but wasting more water down
the drain and waiting longer for hot water.
We love tankless water heaters because they are more energy efficient, you
will never run out of hot water (when properly sized) and they take up less
But in order to get hot water faster without wasting water down the drain you
need a circulation system. One that returns the cold water in the hot water
line to the water heater and one that has a high speed pump to move the water
faster than just water pressure alone can.
And it needs to be a system that does not operate continuously (continuous
operation voids the water heater's warranty) and that does not keep your water
lines hot unless there is a demand for hot water (wastes energy and promotes
The system you need is WaterQuick Tankless -
the only hot water circulation system specifically designed for tankless water
Continuously running hot water through an on-demand water heater will void the
warranty and quickly wear out the equipment.
Here are some of the benefits of using a system that was designed to work
with tankless water heaters:
- Fast Hot Water - moves water quickly from your tankless water
heater to your sink or shower
- No Wasted Water - pushes cool water in the hot water line back
to the water heater.
- Automated On and Off - Turns on and off by any hot
water faucet in your home
- Pump Installs by Water Heater - not under a sink
in a bathroom or kitchen
- Uses Water Heater Electrical Outlet - no new electrical
The following table compares a tankless water heater without a hot water
circulation system (column A) to one with WaterQuick Tankless (column B).