Water heater is needed to meet the needs of hot water for daily lives. These needs are related to people’s needs toward hot water to wash, bath, and even drink. There are two kinds of water heater based on the kinds of supply it can give those are point of use and whole home water heater. Whole house water heater is useful if you want to supply hot water for your whole house such as some bathrooms, sinks, kitchen, and some spots in which you often need hot water. The whole house water heater can supply all of these needs. But it also has disadvantage as the energy usage is very profuse. To supply the whole house, it needs tank to save the hot water and then distribute it to the whole house spots that need hot water. Besides, the whole house heater costs more expensive than point of use water heater. You need to consider using point of use water heater but before deciding it you need to know about it further.
Point of Use Water Heater
There are many spots in your home which are supposed as the spot for you to get hot water. But these spots do not need hot water together. In this situation, heating much water to supply all spots in your home will be wasteful. To save the energy, you do not need to heat that amount of water but only in some spots you need. This is the reason why you need to choose point of use water heater, a water heater which flows out hot water instantly. There will be no tank used to place the hot water but simply the hot water flows once you need the water. You do not need to heat much water if you want only to have a cup of tea but simply take the hot water from point of use water heater at sink in your kitchen. The size of point of use water heater is very small comparing to other water heaters and it can be placed in many spots without installation. It is easy to place it so you do not even need to call technician to get it done. Besides, the price of this point of use water heater is less expensive than whole house water heater. You can buy it to be placed in the spot you need. Added by the money saving because of effective energy usage, the money saving you get is very beneficial.
How to Select
When you decide to buy point of use water heater there is criteria that you can consider in selecting one. The first one is use. This is important to know when and where you want to use the water heater. If you want to use for the whole house, it is possible better to use whole house water heater. But if you only need in some spots, point of use heater is important. The second is configuration. Point of use heater can be placed in one parallel spot and in series of some heaters. You need to consult plumber to know whether series of point of use heaters are the best for you.