Posted: July 6, 2017
An indirect-fired water heater is one of the most energy-efficient options for heating water on the market today: if you’re looking for a smart way to lower energy bills in your Suffolk County home, it could be a great option to consider.
How does an indirect-fired water heater work?
An indirect water heater uses heat generated by your boiler or furnace to heat the air and water in your home (heated water is stored in a tank until it’s needed, just like a conventional water heater).
By doing double duty, your indirect water heater gives you more bang for your home energy buck – especially in the colder months when your furnace or boiler is already running anyway (it’s like getting your water heated for free).
Some other advantages of an indirect-fired water heater include:
- Faster recovery rates – An indirect water heater take less time to re-heat a tank of water than most types of water heaters – especially electric models – since it uses the high Btu output of the furnace or boiler as a heat source.
- Fewer parts to maintain – By combining water and space heating, an indirect water heater only has one burner to service rather than two.
- Greater durability – Thermal stress in an indirect water heater is significantly reduced (since there is no direct flame heating your water), making an indirect water heater very durable with a long life expectancy.
Combining an indirect water heating system with a high efficiency boiler or furnace can a hard-to-beat combination in the right home. Is that home yours? Contact Swezey today to find out!