How to Change the Temperature on Your Tankless Water Heater

If you're looking to save money and lessen your impact on the environment, consider investing in a tankless water heater. Unlike a traditional storage heater, a tankless water heater heats up your water on demand. In contrast, a storage water heater heats gallons of water at one time and then keeps it hot until you need it, which means that long hot shower you love costs you more in energy and money.

A tankless water heater is a smart investment, both financially and environmentally, but only if you know how to use it the right way. Here's how to change the temperature on your tankless water heater.

Determine What Type You Have

The method for adjusting your tankless water heater depends on the type of water heater you have. The first is a tankless water heater designed for household use; when someone turns on the faucet, this type of water heater heats the water in the holding tank and then it's immediately delivered to you. Additionally, there are also point-of-use (POU) devices that heat water at the last minute before it exits the sink faucet, shower head or bathtub faucet.

Adjusting Your Tankless Water Heater

Temperature adjustment on a tankless heater is simple. Each tankless water heater or POU device has a LED panel where you can adjust the desired temperature. These LED controls offer you much more control over temperature than you have with a storage heater. You can adjust the temperature degree by degree, rather than by a less precise dial control.

If you have multiple POU devices throughout your house, maybe one that controls the temperature of your washing machine and another near your bathroom sink, you can adjust and set different temperatures for each device.

You can also adjust the vent controls that work with your tankless water heater. As part of your computerized temperature controls, you can choose from fan settings that let you control the temperature. For example, the system will clear out vapors that can become dangerous if you haven't turned on your hot water for a while.

A tankless water heater is a simple, efficient and affordable device that can help you use heated water more responsibly throughout your home. If you are ready to replace your storage heater with a tankless heater, Ragsdale's expert plumbers can help you choose the tankless heater that will best fit your home and family's needs. We even offer a 10-year warranty on every tankless water heater that we install.

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