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Tankless Water Heater

In this "How It Works" article, associate editor Rob Yagid explores the inside of a tankless heater and describes what happens at each step of the heating process.

Tankless water heaters, which produce hot water on demand rather than keeping a tankful of water constantly hot, are becoming increasingly popular as builders and homeowners realize how much energy they can save over using a conventional tank-style heater. In this "How It Works" article, associate editor Rob Yagid explores the inside of a tankless heater and describes what happens at each step of the heating process.

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From Fine Homebuilding209 , pp. 16-17 January 21, 2010