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Of all the ways energy is used in modern homes, heating water is one of the largest and arguably one of the most wasteful. About one third of all household energy consumption goes to heating water, and reducing this percentage is the driving force behind tankless water heaters. Also called on-demand water heaters, the roots of this technology go back to 1930s Europe. On-demand water heaters are not only much physically smaller than their tank-style counterparts, but also potentially more efficient. Today the technology is mature and reliable, though it’s not necessarily for everyone. You need to understand the pros and cons of actually living with an on-demand water heater before you can make an accurate decision about whether or not to invest in the technology. On-demand heating systems get their name from the fact that they heat water only as it’s needed. Without the energy required to keep a…