How to Future-Proof a Museum Collection

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How to Future-Proof a Museum Collection

Larry Weingarten, longtime friend and contributor to Home Energy magazine, recently moved his Water Heater Museum from his home in Salinas, California, to a very special place on the East Coast. The museum had enjoyed ...

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How to Future-Proof a Museum Collection

December 08, 2019

Larry Weingarten, longtime friend and contributor to Home Energy magazine, recently moved his Water Heater Museum from his home in Salinas, California, to a very special place on the East Coast. The museum had enjoyed ... [continue reading]

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If You Were Plumbing, How Much Beer Would You Hold?

Author: Gary Klein
December 10, 2018

You open the hot-water tap. Then you wait for the hot water to flow. How long? (Too long, according to most people, I say.) The time depends on flow rate, the amount of water in ... [continue reading]

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A Solar-Assisted Heat Pump Water Heater

December 10, 2018

Water heating in residential buildings has become more important as the overall efficiency of buildings has improved over the last decade, with energy efficiency code requirements for A/C, lighting, and the building envelope. Modest ... [continue reading]

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Heat Pump Water Heaters: Bring Them Upstairs?

September 14, 2018

Heat pump water heaters are seeing increasing use in homes. They go well with solar PV and so support strategic electrification to reduce carbon emissions. And they are more efficient than electric-resistance water heaters. Several ... [continue reading]

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Builder-Installed Electrical Loads

September 14, 2018

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Choices in PEX Manifold Systems

June 14, 2018

There are a number of ways to combine PEX tubing with manifolds to get better-than-normal hot-water delivery in a home. In the old days, manifolds were sometimes used with soft copper tubing, but as copper ... [continue reading]

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Measured Performance of Ducted and Space-Coupled Heat Pump Water Heaters in a Cooling-Dominated Climate

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February 13, 2017

The Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, led by the Florida Solar Energy Center, investigated the effect of ducted and interior-located heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) on space-conditioning energy use and water-heating energy use ... [continue reading]

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Water Heating in All-Electric Homes

Author: Robb Aldrich
April 30, 2016

When I started working in the home energy field (in the mid-1990s), I never imagined I’d be suggesting that all-electric homes could be among the most efficient, sustainable, and practical choices in ... [continue reading]

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