A very welcome advance in modern day technology is instant hot water. It is rapidly change the way we heat our water, just like the microwave changed the way we heat food when we want it quick.
All this is a reflection on modern society. We don’t want to wait for anything, we want everything instantly. The good news is that the advent of instant Geen warm water is great for the environment. This is because it cuts down on the amount of water we waste away while running the water outlet waiting for the hot water to arrive.
At the heart of the instant water heater is a small pump which only uses a fraction of the power to run it compared to the more traditional water heating systems. This pump is small but powerful.
With a traditional water heating system, a lot of water stays within the pipes and radiates the heat from these pipes, just like how a radiator keeps a room warm by radiating heat. But once the heat is lost from the water through the pipes, the traditional heating system needs to constantly reheat the water to keep it hot. Not very efficient, especially in these times when everyone is trying to use less energy.
With one of the newer heaters, hot water on demand is not a problem. All it takes is a simple push of a button which kicks the pump into action. The pump will then boost heated water from the water heater through the pipes to the water outlet. Any unused water is not left in the pipes but returns to the water heater and stays hot.