The Point of Point-of-use-Water Heaters

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ariston-point-of-use-water-heater.jpgIf you have to wait for what seems like eternity for the water to run hot in your shower or sink, you could probably use a “point-of-use” water heater. It’s a small electric appliance, typically mounted under a cabinet or in a closet, designed to supply hot water to a designated fixture. This will significantly reduce the amount of time, energy and water wasted while waiting for hot water from the main hot water tank, which may be located at an inefficient distance away from where hot water is needed.

A 120-volt or 240-volt electric point-of-use water heater can be connected to the cold water pipe right under the sink for almost immediate hot water arrival. This can save hundreds of gallons of water a month and also save energy since heated water won’t sit and cool down in the pipes between your water heater and fixture. Another advantage is that you won’t run out of hot water with a point-of-use water heater. Plus, these compact units are reasonably priced. Keep in mind that you’ll need an electrical outlet to serve it.


Photo of Ariston Mini Tank Point-of-Use courtesy of Bosch

Tag(s): Energy, Going Green, Kitchens And Baths


One Response to “The Point of Point-of-use-Water Heaters”

  1. Bobby C. on May 31st, 2008 8:40 pm

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