Technology and efficiency – the future of water heaters, part 2

26th Jan 2018 Comments Off on Technology and efficiency – the future of water heaters, part 2

This post is the second in a 3 part series about high efficiency and solar water heaters. If you haven’t already read part 1, I recommend you do before continuing. New water heater technology (continued) What if we could heat our water with free energy that’s falling from the sky all around us? Well, we can! Solar hot water heaters As early as the 19th century, Americans were using the sun to heat our water. The earliest solar water heater […]

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Technology and efficiency – the future of water heaters, part 1

19th Jan 2018 Comments Off on Technology and efficiency – the future of water heaters, part 1

Technological advances bring improvement in water heaters When most people think of  hot water heaters, they think of big, grey tanks sitting in garages. For decades this type of water heater, known as a storage water heater, has dominated residential water heating in North America. Storage water heaters have three basic parts – a tank, a heat source, and a switch. The tank holds a given amount of water while the heat source brings it up to a given temperature. […]

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