The Importance of Insulating Hot Water Pipes
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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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Conventional Tank Thermal Images

Hot Water Tank Thermal Images Here are some thermal shots of a conventional hot water tank, as you can see there is a lot of heat loss occurring. Sure during the winter months this is probably not a very big deal as the heat leaks into the house. During the summer when you are paying copious amount of money to keep your house cool a conventional tank sits there 24 hours a day leaking heat, and costing money. Additionally if you can...

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Tankless Rental

You are probably paying $50.00 or more per month to just maintain the heat in a tank type water heater. WHY? Because the tank system looses its heat up the flue and then reheats, even while you sleep or are at work. This is called standby heat loss. The payback period for tankless water heaters is 3 to 7 years depending on how much hot water you use and the cost of energy. The smaller the amount of hot water that you use, the faster...

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