The Importance of Insulating Hot Water Pipes
Sep28

The Importance of Insulating Hot Water Pipes

No matter if you have a tankless water heater or a conventional storage tank water heater insulating hot water pipes throughout your home can really save water and energy.   A common argument against the use of tankless water heater is that it will take longer for hot water to reach the point of use. Technically the assertion is correct but the difference is likely only a second or two maximum. The distance of pipes running from...

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This is an awesome Cheap Alternative to your Furnace
Dec06

This is an awesome Cheap Alternative to your Furnace

A Tankless Furnace and Hot Water System In One With the increase in water heater technology it is a simple process to completely remove your furnace system and switch to a hydronic water heater which uses all your existing ducts.  In fact, nearly all of the condos in Toronto use a very similar system. Why Would You Switch? Only one system to maintain One rental fee or a single system to purchase Increased efficiency Significant Space...

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Make Your Water Heater More Efficient

Here is a simple product that can save you 40% or more on your water heating bills.  If you have a tankless and really want to make that thing shine than you need to hear about this drain water heat recovery system.  In fact it really doesn’t matter which type of water heater you own, the savings are transferable. For the most part running your shower is the bulk of your homes hot water demand, and you spend a lot of money to heat the...

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Incoming Water – Solar Thermal

Incoming Water Temperatures Water is very dense and difficult to heat up. It takes a lot of energy to raise the temperature of 1 cubic centimetre of water 1 degree Celsius; actually it takes about 4 Joules.  Now when you start thinking about a tankless water heater and how quickly it needs to heat up water it is actually quite fascinating. Let’s break it down a bit. Incoming water temperatures in the winter of an average home in...

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Bosch Tankless Hybrid Water Heater Systems
May30

Bosch Tankless Hybrid Water Heater Systems

Bosch Tankless Hybrid Water Heater Systems We haven’t really talked about Bosch tankless water heaters a lot here at The Tankless Hot Water Guide as we have had some bad experiences and heard from a lot of people who felt the same way.  The issues with the Bosch systems were prevalent around 2006-2008 but Bosch soon came out with the GWH series tankless and corrected a number of problems, to this day the GWH are great water heaters. ...

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Solar Hot Water and a Tankless

To really reduce your hot water heating charges you could look at adding an active solar water heater in conjunction with a tankless water heater.  The rays from the sun would pre-heat the incoming water and then the tankless would simply finish the job.  It’s difficult to get a solar water heater to produce water hot enough for today’s household demands, but with the technology in a tankless system it’s a perfect fit.  Tankless water...

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