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What is the Best Temperature Setting for your Water Heater?
Have you adjusted the temperature on your water heater? If not, you could be missing out on a great energy and money saving opportunity that also decreases the risk of hazards in your home. So what are most water heaters set at when installed? What are the benefits of lowering the temperature on your water heater?
When you install a new water heater, it will most likely be set at 140 degrees. However, due to safety risks and energy concerns, 140 degrees is considered too high by the EPA and many other water experts. Continue reading
Tankless or “On-Demand” water heaters are a great alternative to the traditional tank type water heaters of old. They provide unlimited, continuous hot water and eliminate wasteful reheating of water stored in a tank. Tankless Water Heaters require less space, and less energy than old style tank water heaters. A tankless unit can be installed as a replacement to your old tank type water heater and are easily installed as part of a remodel or in new construction.
Whether you are considering a tankless water heater to reduce your utility bills, for environmental concerns, to provide more hot water for your family or you just want the luxury of long, long, hot showers, a tankless water heater may just be the water heater for you. Long popular in Japan and Europe, demand water heaters are gaining popularity in the U.S. Old myths are being dispelled and legions of “converts” recommend them heartitly.
How does it work?
A compressor and evaporator are integrated into the electric water heater unit and the evaporator draws in ambient heat from surrounding air using two variable speed fans. Condenser coils wrap the tank all the way to the bottom to transfer this heat into the tank and heat the water.