What’s the first image that pops into your when you see the term “water heating”? It’s probably a water heater tank. Depending on your interests or what you have in your home, perhaps it’s a tankless or solar water heater. For most people, hot water is all about the device that heats water. Water heating, however, is a system, and the water heater is merely one component.
In this session, we'll look at the whole hot water system. The inputs include energy and water. The outputs can include hot water, exhaust gases, and cool air. Combustion safety, of course, is an important issue, but so is distribution efficiency. We'll cover the whole gamut of hot water issues, with a closer look at the lesser known problem of poor hot water distribution that results in long wait times, wasted water, and wasted energy.
By attending this session, attendees will:
Name the inputs and outputs in the hot water system
Differentiate among the different types of water heaters
Explain the main problem that creates inefficiency in hot water distribution systems