Whether adding new appliances or updating your plumbing for a home improvement project, water heaters are an important consideration. Sam's Club® carries tankless water heaters that maximize efficiency without breaking your budget.
Tankless water heaters eliminate the large, bulky storage tanks and replace them with on-demand hot water. When you turn on a hot water tap or start a load of laundry, tankless models heat the water as it passes through the system. Tankless water heaters provide consistent temperatures, though like collection-tank heaters they can run out of hot water under heavy usage conditions.
Tankless water heaters like those from Eccotemp rely on gas or electric connections for operation. Electric water heaters feature an element that heats the water as it passes over it. Gas water heaters have a burner that heats the water to the desired temperature. There are also propane-powered water heaters that are ideal for RVs and other outdoor areas. Both gas and electric water heaters use up to 30-percent less energy than a traditional collection tank model. You'll also need to place your tankless water heater in an area where you can add ventilation for proper functioning.
When choosing a water heater, you have to consider the size of your family and the installation location. Measure where you want to place the unit so you know it fits to avoid additional work later. For households with up to two people, a 23- to 36-gallon water heater will work. Choose a 36- to 46-gallon model for families of four and a 46- to 56-gallon tank for a five-person household to meet daily needs. You can also install more than one tankless water heater in your home for optimal results during high-demand usage.