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What Are Small Water Heaters?

The water coming into your home makes a journey through a system of pipes, and it's usually cold or cool, depending on the time of year. To have water warm enough to take a hot shower or bath, or use your dishwasher or washing machine, you need a water heater. Water heaters are familiar fixtures in most homes. They typically look like big metal cylinders, tall drums that are often consigned to a laundry room or basement. Newer styles have some interesting features, like losing the tank completely in favor of water-on-demand, but the old, reliable water heater design that's most widely used in the U.S. today is really a pretty simple appliance; it's basically a drum filled with water and equipped with a heating mechanism on the bottom or inside. Even though they lack drama and complexity, water heaters are still pretty amazing. What makes them interesting is that they exploit the heat rising principle to deliver hot water right to your faucet with a minimum of fuss. Don't let the simple shape shrouded in its wooly insulating blanket fool you. Water heaters have an ingenious design on the inside for something that looks so ordinary on the outside.

 Now when it comes to water heaters, they are huge and bulky most of the time. Even the big tankless water heater units take up a decent amount of space. On top of that, the big units are fairly expensive, especially when you just need a water heater for a fairly small use. For example, if a person has a 1 bed room apartment and needs a water heater for a faucet and a shower, buying a huge storage tank or tankless water heater would not make sense. This is where the new ingenuity of hot water heaters comes in play. Small water heater or also known as mini hot water heater, are water heaters which are specially designed to work in situations where there isn’t a huge need for hot water. These units can be installed underneath a faucet or right next to a washer and would save a huge amount of space for the user. Mini water heaters are exceptional when it comes to providing hot water on demand, and for a single faucet or a single shower. In addition to that, small water heaters are fairly easy to install and come at a very cheap price compared to their bigger relatives. Hence, this small beautiful hot water providing equipment is very often preferred by customers who want to avoid the hassle of getting a huge water heater.