Advantages of the Indirect Hot Water System
Everyone these days, for a plethora of reasons, is looking to use less energy. One of the biggest sources of energy consumption in many older homes is the water heater. As such, in recent years more and more manufacturers have released indirect water heater models to the public, and to this point they are proving their value for the most part when it comes to lower energy consumption. This is just one of the advantages of the indirect hot water system.
Climate Works has long been a proponent of this approach to heating water, and below you’re going to find a breakdown of the advantages of the indirect hot water system. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you in this regard, all you need to do is contact us and we’ll be happy to help you figure out if this is a solution that’s a fit for your current setup.
What are the Main Advantages of an Indirect System?
Some of the advantages of indirect water heaters are as follows:
- The greatest advantages of the indirect water heaters are the significant reduction of flue losses.
- Less maintenance – no additional burners to maintain.
- Less cost – no additional venting required or fuel lines to run.
- Better performance – more available hot water with quicker recoveries.
- Easy to size and easy to install.
Indirect hot water heaters generally have higher recovery rates than typical tank type water heater as they use the BTU output from the boiler as the heat source.
On the systems with no coils, Weil Mclain for example, large self cleaning waterways are used, which are preventing liming and efficiency deterioration.
As said before, integrated combined heating systems are using the same heat source for both space and water heating. One of the advantages of the integral systems over separate unit systems is the presence of only one combustion device that reduces the backdrafting risk of one appliance, reduced regular service needs and one venting system used.
Storage water tanks used in indirect fired heating systems are usually built of the stainless steel, and with the absence of the direct flame or combustion, thermal stress is significantly reduced, making them very durable with a long life span. Some manufacturers are providing a lifetime warranty.
The most typical capacity of the indirect hot water heater tanks is about 40 gallons. Capacity is an important element when selecting to buy a new indirect water heating system, but also the recovery rate. The actual recovery rate will depend on the Btu input of the unit that feeds the heat exchanger
Contact Us To Discuss the Possibilities
The bottom line, as far as we are concerned, is that the advantages of an indirect hot water system make it worthwhile to try to find a way to install one in every home or business if possible. That all starts with a conversation and a closer look at your home or business to discuss options. Please contact us today so we can get this process started, for the sooner we get this done, the sooner you’ll be able to enjoy all of these advantages.