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Accession Number DE2012-1051923
Title Strategy Guideline: Proper Water Heater Selection.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 50p
Personal Author A. German D. Springer J. Staller M. Hoeschele Y. Zhang
Abstract This Strategy Guideline on proper water heater selection has been developed to provide step-by-step procedures for evaluating preferred cost-effective options for energy efficient water heater alternatives based on local utility rates, climate, and anticipated loads. These procedures, developed both for individual water heater applications (both single and multi-family) and multifamily central systems, provide users with projections on operating cost savings over a 10-year time horizon for retrofit applications and on a cash flow basis for new construction. The savings information, combined with installation cost estimates, allows one to determine which alternatives make sense for a particular application. The information presented in this guideline is based on latest monitoring results from residential field assessments of advanced gas water heater systems and heat pump water heater (HPWH) systems. The methodology presented here can be further refined as more data becomes available on emerging water heating technologies.
Keywords Cost effectiveness
Energy efficiency
Energy utilities
Heat pumps
Heating systems
Water heaters

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97J - Heating & Cooling Systems
97B - Energy Use, Supply, & Demand
97G - Policies, Regulations & Studies
Corporate Author Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI), Davis, CA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number KNDJ-0-40340-00

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