We often recommend our customers look into tankless water heaters as an option when they’re shopping for a water heating installation or replacement. Tankless systems have a great deal to offer: they save energy, last longer than traditional water heaters, take up less space, and won’t run out of hot water.
The tankless water heater does sound like a piece of nifty new technology. But here’s the surprise: tankless water heaters aren’t “new” at all. The technology of the tankless water heater is almost as old as the standard storage tank water heater. What’s new is the popularity and presence of the tankless water heater. We’ll explain more below as we look at the interesting history of this alternative method of keeping hot water flowing from the taps in a house.