By Casey Hayes, Director of Haws Integrated™
Tankless water heaters, also known as instantaneous water heaters, are designed to deliver a constant supply of hot water as needed without the use of a storage tank. When a water source is activated, cold water travels through a pipe, into the unit, and an electric element heats the water. Tempered water is a crucial component to victim comfort during emergency response. Not only does appropriately tempered water prevent hypothermia, enhanced victim comfort increases the user’s desire to stay in the shower for the full 15 minutes as prescribed by ANSI Z358.1.
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