Having a reliable source of hot water is essential – and it’s import to select a reliable water heater with the proper performance for your needs. There are a number of factors to be considered in this selection process, like knowing how many people are living in your house, what their hot water usage habits are, and what type of appliances you have. Large Jacuzzi tubs, for example, take a lot of water and most certainly need to be factored into the design.
Many times people will select their Tank Water Heater based on capacity alone, but that is only part of the equation. First hour recovery time must also be considered, and determines how quickly the water heater can recover after hot water has been drawn from the tank.
Our Tankless Water Heaters are not only very efficient, they also have other design features you may like. They have a small, built-in buffer tank that keeps a little bit of hot water available all the time and prevents what is known as “a cold water sandwich”. This term is used to describe the introduction of cold water into the hot water supply line during frequent on/off operation. When present, this effect appears as a momentary drop in hot water temperature as it is discharged from a hot water faucet.
Solar Thermal is always a good investment to make hot water! In a typical American home, hot water heating accounts for 30% of home energy usage, and a solar thermal system can provide up to 80% of that hot water for free! They can be used in combination with virtually any heating source, and can even be integrated in Hydronic Heating systems. There are also Tax Credits available to help offset the initial cost of the system.
If you want a proper solution to your hot water needs, call us. We are always happy to help!
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