Domestic Water Heating

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Gas hot water heaters are efficient and effective. You now have the choice of traditional or tankless hot water systems. We would like to provide you with some information to help in the decision making process of your new water heater system.

Tankless Water Heaters

Rinnai and Navien Condensing tankless water heaters are compact heating units that provide hot water as it is needed, and do not store hot water like traditional tank-type water heaters. When a hot water tap is turned on, water enters the tankless water heater. A sensor detects the water flow, and activates an electric or gas heating device, which quickly raises the water temperature to a preset level. When water flow stops, the heating element shuts off. Thermostatically-controlled tankless water heaters vary their output temperature according to water flow rate and inlet water temperature.

Enjoy up to 40% energy savings, endless hot water, and significant space savings.

Unlike traditional storage tank water heaters, Rinnai tankless water heaters do not store a reservoir of hotwater. As a result, standby losses are reduced, which makes them an energy-efficient alternative to traditional water heating. When water flow is detected, they begin heating water, making them highly efficient and cost effective. When the demand for water ceases, they shut down and use no energy.

There will always be hot water. Endless hot water - for bathing, cooking, dishes, laundry, and all the other countless ways hot water enriches our lives.

Tankless water heaters consume a fraction of the space consumed by a tank heater. They can be mounted inside or outside.

Because tankless heaters do not store water, they are less subject to corrosion than tank-type heaters. As a result- their expected equipment life is possibly longer - possibly more than 20 years, compared with 10 - 15 years for traditional heaters. Also, because they are not heating 40 - 50 gallons of water 24 hours a day, tankless water heaters are less susceptible to leakage than tank-type water heaters.

Traditional Water Heating

Gas

Bradford & White water heaters utilize a draft diverter and are atmospherically vented with capacities ranging from 29 to 60 gallons and inputs ranging from 30,000-50,000 BTU's. These models are perfect for many standard eater heating applications

Electric

Our Energy Saver line of upright electric models features the power of the Hydrojet Total Performance System and the convenience of electricity. Available in single and double element models, these water heaters give you the power you need to heat water with electricity.




Indirect Domestic Water Heating

Gas hot water heaters are efficient and effective. You now have the choice of traditional or tankless hot water systems. We would like to provide you with some information to help in the decision making process of your new water heater system.

Indirect Water Heaters

Traditional water heaters typically have efficiencies between 55% and 65%. This efficiency goes down over the life of the water heater due to scale buildup. Much of the efficiency loss of traditional water heaters comes from standby losses. Standby losses are the heat losses that occur while the water in the water heater is waiting to be used. Traditional water heaters lose heat both through the outer shell and through the chimney that passes through the middle of the unit. The losses through the chimney are especially high as this chimney is not insulated.

Indirect Water Heaters practically eliminate standby losses. Indirect Water Heaters do not have a chimney that can lose heat. The outer jacket of Indirect Water Heaters surrounds the tank with 2 inches of insulation, providing a very effective seal. In most instances, the water inside the Indirect Water Heaters loses only 0.5 degrees Fahrenheit per hour. When paired with a natural gas fueled high efficiency boiler the Indirect Water Heaters only costs $0.05 per day to keep 40 gallons of hot water ready for use.