Bosch Aquastar Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater
Although many people haven't really heard about the benefits of tankless water heaters, they have been around for quite some time. The basic idea is that one can save money if there is not a tank of water that must be maintained at a set temperature. No power needs to go to the unit until the hot water is in demand. When the hot water faucet is turned on, the flow causes the gas valve to open and it is ignited. The water goes through the Bosch Aquastar Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater in a serpentine pattern which quickly heats it up. There are safety valves that shut it down if the water gets excessively hot or if the flue gases are not properly traveling safely to the outside. This unit can use the same vent that your old tank water heater used, or has the option to vent it through the outside wall or even the roof. It is an important safety feature that the escape of gases through the venting system is tracked.
Europeans have used tankless water heaters for many years and appreciate the minimal space they take up and the ability to provide instant hot water. With a tank-type heater, once the hot water in the tank is used the refilled tank can take up to two hours to bring back up to temperature. This means that there must be quite a wait between showers. However with a Bosch Aquastar Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater, one can take shower after shower without ever running out because the water is heated as it is needed.
Because of the relatively compact size of the Bosch Aquastar Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater, it can be located on a wall just outside the bathroom or in other small spaces, unlike the tank heater that takes up lots of room and must be mounted inside the home. The gas savings can really make a difference to your overall heating costs and many people really appreciated that.
It was suggested by reviewers that with the Bosch Aquastar Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater, as with any tankless system, a maintenance plan be purchased as well as having the unit professionally installed for best results. It is always smart to maintain a unit rather than to need to have it repaired when it breaks down. Regular maintenance as a preventive measure is definitely a good idea with a tankless water heater. Reviewers were very happy overall with this product.