Tankless vs. tank: Storing water

| by Jens Bolleyer
Tankless vs. tank: Storing water

Warm comfort from your shower is a true gift when you are exhausted or cold, but your traditional tank water heater also gives you a silent gift you rarely notice until it is too late. The unwanted gift?  Sediment.

The sediment accumulated at the bottom of the tank is calcium carbonate.  While not inherently harmful to humans, it does add to the water heater’s inefficiency and can eventually build up enough to decrease storage capacity of the tank.  As it accumulates the heating element has to work harder to heat through the sand-like material, causing added stress to the heating element and delivering less hot water.

The warranty and manual you get with a new tank heater will tell you to hook up a hose and periodically drain the heater to remove the sediment.  But who really does that?  Your tank heater is the most unnoticed, neglected source of energy consumption in your home.

A modern-day option is to replace your antique tank water heater with efficient, electric tankless water heating.  There are several point-of-use options and sizes available for every need from seldom used bathrooms to whole-house models that provide endless hot water for your whole family with energy savings… and no sediment.

Check out the many features of the full line of tankless water heaters on EcoSmart's website.

This blog was developed by EcoSmart. All posts, sponsored and un-sponsored have been reviewed and approved by the Sustainable Community Media Editorial Team to ensure quality, relevance/usefulness and objectivity.

Topics: Heating & Cooling, Tankless Water Heaters

Companies: EcoSmart Green Energy Products

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