The unit supplies on-demand hot water when and where it is called for and the heating source is automatically turned off when the tap is shut off, eliminating the need to maintain the temperature of a tank of water.
They stepped out on faith and called themselves "rebels with a cause," because it was the studio's desire to create an innovative "Internet series" and distribute it directly to the consumer in an on-demand basis.
Because this type of water heater doesn't utilize a holding tank like a standard hot water heater, it offers benefits such as on-demand hot water and lower utility bills while being better for the environment.
Free Internet radio stations may offer on-demand programs or music, available via pre-recorded media files, streaming broadcasts available in real-time, or a combination of both services.
GE's hybrid water heater is called the GeoSpring, it uses advanced heat pump technology along with traditional electric elements for producing on-demand hot water to the whole house.