Choosing a Water Heater

Choosing a Water Heater

If you are in a moderate climate, consider a heat-pump water heater, which is more efficient than an electric water heater. Though a heat-pump water heater may have a high initial cost, it can save up to 50% of your water-heating bill in moderate climates. Heat pumps...
On-Demand Water Systems

On-Demand Water Systems

Water heating accounts for 20% or more of an average household’s annual energy expenditures. The yearly operating costs for conventional gas or electric storage tank water heaters average $200 or $450, respectively. Storage tank-type water heaters raise and...
On-Demand Water Systems

Selecting a Water Heater

To avoid this scenario, you might want to do some research now before you are faced with an emergency purchase. Familiarize yourself today with the options that will allow you to make an informed decision when the need to buy a new water heater arises. Types of Water...
On-Demand Water Systems

Distributing Water throughout the House

Getting water when you want it, where you want it is a real balancing act. Pressurized water entering your house at the water main carries the energy to make it all work. Water is carried from the main to the various plumbed appliances in the house through pipes. The...
On-Demand Water Systems

Heating with Water

Hot water heat can be delivered through a steam radiator, finned-tube baseboard, radiant panels, and radiant ceilings, walls or floors. It can be used in combination with other heat sources, such as forced hot air, active solar, or geothermal heat. With attention to...