Tankless Water Heater Tip
Monday, April 12, 2010
Turn down the temperature! Seriously folks. You’re old tank style water heater was probably set at 140 Fahrenheit. That’s hot enough to scald yourself in no time! The reason it was set so high is so that you can increase hot water capacity. Crack the hot water open a little and add a bunch of cold.
With your tankless, you don’t need to do this. In fact, it works the opposite. If you only crack the faucet a little, you’ll restrict flow and the unit will cycle on and off. Turn the water temperature down to 115 or 120, and you’ll have to open that faucet up to get the hot water you’re looking for. That, in turn, increases flow within the tankless unit and helps it function much better.