The Elusive Search for an Energy-Efficient Water Heater
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The technology to increase energy savings and improve the performance of domestic hot water (DHW) heating systems has been around for years. The problem is that few people know what's out there and even fewer are getting to use it. [continue reading]
Over a third of America's domestic hot water is heated by electric resistance elements. For many residences, electric resistance is a more expensive method of water-heating than fossil fuels or solar, but there are buildings where these latter alternatives aren't feasible. [continue reading]
Next to space conditioning, water heating is the largest energy user in most homes. However, opportunities for savings aren't always obvious. [continue reading]
In much of the United States, converting electric water heaters to gas can reduce household energy costs. However, many properties-particularly multifamily homes-have space limitations or venting problems that make such a retrofit impossible. [continue reading]
Energy professionals have long been frustrated by the lack of reliable data for sizing domestic hot water (DHW) equipment in multifamily buildings. [continue reading]
The most useful answers can be given if the questions tie into the broader context of getting the most from the whole water-heating system. [continue reading]
People remodel more than 5 million bathrooms every year in the United States. Sometimes this just means replacing lighting and plumbing fixtures. More extensive remodels involve building an addition or gutting and redesigning an existing bathroom. [continue reading]
It’s become more apparent over the last five to ten years that the amount of energy we’...
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