Written on: September 28, 2018
An indirect water heater is one of the most efficient ways to heat water available for your Connecticut or Westchester County home today – yet it’s an option that you may not have considered or maybe even heard about.
So what exactly is an indirect hot water maker?
Basically, an indirect water heater is a system that uses energy that is already being generated by your furnace or boiler to keep your home warm to also heat your water. By doing double duty this way during the winter months, an indirect system basically provides your hot water for free – a pretty big deal when you consider that heating water accounts for about 18 percent of your monthly energy bill.
But saving money on energy bills isn’t the only reason to consider an indirect water heater. For one thing, you’ll only have one burner to maintain. For another, an indirect water heater will typically have a faster recovery time (the time it takes to re-heat a tank of water) than a conventional storage water heater. Indirect water heater systems also tend to last longer than conventional water heaters.
Like any appliance, it takes experience and know-how to install an indirect hot water maker correctly so it will operate efficiently enough to make the investment worthwhile; be sure to hire a professional who can get the job done right.
The bottom line: If you’re looking for a smart water-heating alternative, an indirect hot water maker could be just what you need.