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Benefits of Adding an Indirect Water Heater

An indirect system includes a hot water storage tank, filled and ready to supply hot water on demand.

If your home has a tankless water heating system, you may notice when the hot water demand in your home is high that your system cannot keep up. An example of this is if you run a hot bath, but the water ends up

being lukewarm or even cold as your system struggles to produce enough hot water fast enough to meet the demand of filling a bathtub.

Here’s how a tankless system works: a tankless coil water heater provides hot water on demand without a tank. When a hot water faucet is turned on, water is heated as it flows through a heating coil or heat exchanger installed in a main furnace or boiler. Tankless coil water heaters are most efficient during cold months when the heating system is used regularly but can be an inefficient choice for many homes, especially for those in warmer climates.

A better alternative that will both meet a high demand for hot water and increase efficiency during warmer months is an indirect system. An indirect water heater uses the main furnace or boiler to heat a fluid that’s circulated through a heat exchanger in the storage tank. The energy stored by the water tank allows the furnace to turn off and on less often, which saves energy. An indirect water heater, if used with a high-efficiency boiler and well-insulated tank, can be the least expensive means of providing hot water, particularly if the heat source boiler is set to “cold start.”

Indirect systems can be fired by gas, oil, propane, electric, solar energy, or a combination of any of these. Tankless systems are typically electric, oil, or gas-fired. These water heating systems work with forced air systems and hydronic or radiant floor heating systems.

Here at Restivo’s we offer a few different options for indirect systems, including various sizes and brands to fit every household and budget. Contact us today at 401-351-REST to schedule your free in-home estimate.

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  • Caroline
    October 13, 2017, 4:06 AM REPLY

    Great article! Love it!

  • Jase Davidson
    October 31, 2017, 11:38 AM REPLY

    Great post! I had no idea there were so many extra benefits. Thanks for sharing!

  • Todd Stauffer
    February 23, 2018, 1:08 PM REPLY

    I didn’t realize that a water heater replacement that is indirect could help increase efficiency in the warmer months. Having a more efficient system would mean that you could save more money. My wife and I are trying to save more in order to take our kids on a nice vacation next year, so we’ll have to look into this option.

  • Riley
    May 18, 2018, 5:36 AM REPLY

    Its really great idea dear to add an additional water heater to get the endless hot water. Yes, I 100 percent agree with you when you using a tankless water heater its a higher change to arise plumbing problem. So Your idea can help people to get endless hot water without any interruption.

  • Riley
    May 18, 2018, 5:37 AM REPLY

    Its really great idea dear to add an additional water heater to get the endless hot water. Yes, I 100 percent agree with you when you using a tankless water heater its a higher change to arise plumbing problem. So Your idea can help people to get endless hot water without any interruption.

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