Hot Tubs, Time Machines and Other Really Hot Technology
It’s not time to get the popcorn out and watch the latest sequel to “Hot Tub Time Machine”. Bummer. Better yet, we’re going to explore what the best hot water solution is for your current hot tub situation.
In a Hot Water Situation?
If you have a hot tub or whirlpool bath in your home, you know there are common problems that are often faced with owning one. Those common problems can range from the jets not working to the jets making a loud sound and so on. But the number one most not-so-hot problem is not having enough hot water to fill the “hot” tub.
We’re not talking about the hot tubs outside that have their own heat source. That’s completely different. Those are just time machines to the hot water experts. What we are talking about are those jetted tubs within your home which happen to use the water heater as a heat source for a relaxing bath. Sometimes the tank that is connected to the tub cannot keep up with the demand of hot water that is required to fill the tub.
Not Enough Hot Water – Is this you?
There are many reasons you may run out of hot water. One of which may relate to that you most likely have a water heater that is a storage tank unit. A storage tank water heater’s hot water supply is limited by the capacity of the tank. Over time a tank water heater can also collect sediment and become less efficient in heating water, placing stress on your water heater tank.
Let’s Time Travel
What is the best way you can make sure you have endless hot water for all your hot water needs especially including your bathroom hot tub? Let’s jump into the hot tub time machine to visit the 1800s. What did people do for hot water?
The other Hot Technology – The Invention of Tankless
Tank water heaters were actually invented all the way back in 1889 when Edmund Ruud patented the first tank water heater. Tankless water heaters however were invented over 2o years before Edmund Ruud patented the tank. The tankless water heater was patented in 1886 by a British decorative painter named Benjamin Waddy Maughan and their design and efficiency has changed very much over the years where as the storage tank has stayed basically the same.
Now everyone back in the hot tub time machine
Today, the storage tank water heater is still the most common water heater type used in the United States. Tankless is very popular in Europe and Asia, and is becoming more and more popular in the US as time goes on. Why? Tankless has changed so much since the beginning of its creation. In fact, tankless has even changed a lot in just the decade.
The Latest Technology
If we think about phones for a moment, we realize in the last decade they too have changed significantly to be better at what they do. Why do many people line up to get the latest smartphone model? Not only because technology is hot, but because everyone wants something that is going to make their life easier, work faster and be more efficient than their previous product owned. This is where a tankless water heater can especially relate.
A tankless water heater today is the smart phone version in the water heater industry. When it comes time to replace your phone due to wear and tear or that it’s simply not working anymore, would you head out and buy a flip phone or some non-smartphone model?
Probably not. Or do you know?
A smartphone is not for everyone. Just like a tankless may not be suitable for your property and lifestyle – and that’s okay. You owe it to yourself to explore all the options.
What solution is right for you? (Watch Video)
When a water heater goes bust, most people are likely to resort to selecting a familiar product to replace what is broken. For example, replacing a storage tank water heater with another storage tank water heater. It just makes sense to some people that if that style worked in the past, it will work in the future. But what if there’s something that works better? It is important to consider all the options.
If someone happens to have many people using multiple hot water appliances, showers, or tubs in the same time period, the hot water situation may require a tankless in order to efficiently accomplish tasks and provide the demand with enough hot water.
A tankless water heater heats water on demand and only as needed. A tankless will also provide an endless supply of hot water at the designed flow rate for the particular home and lifestyle.
We’ve hopped in the hot tub time machine, kicked some past, and explored today’s other really hot technology – now what?
Whether or not a home has a hot tub or whirlpool bath, there can still be a high demand for hot water depending on the property and lifestyle of the homeowner(s). It is important to be aware of all the options when it comes time for a replacement water heater or a proactive search for a hot water solution. Ask a hot water expert or plumbing professional for advice. DRF Trusted Property Solutions provides and installs more water heaters than anyone in the midwest. Simply watch the Tank or Tankless video here to get a better feel for the best suited solution.
Call the hot water experts at DRF Trusted Property Solutions to receive a free quote on the solution that’s best for your property and lifestyle. 630-615-7000