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Accession Number DE2012-1052903
Title Measure Guideline: Transitioning to a Tankless Water Heater.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 31p
Personal Author A. Rapport K. Brozyna
Abstract This Measure Guideline was developed to help residential builders and retrofitters transition from tank-type water heaters to tankless water heaters. More specifically, it will aid in the design, specification, selection, implementation, installation, and maintenance of tankless water heaters. Tankless water heaters are compact, wall-mounted units that provide hot water as needed, without storing it as traditional tank-type water heaters do. A tankless water heater is a highly efficient system when it is carefully specified and selected, appropriately sized, centrally located, properly installed, and regularly maintained. When included with other energy-saving measures in a residential new construction or retrofit project, a tankless water heater can become part of an energy-efficient, systems-integrated measures package. Tankless water heaters are becoming more popular throughout the home construction and retrofitting industries as new energy codes and voluntary compliance programs continue to raise their energy savings targets. This Measure Guideline is intended to provide builders, retrofitters, and other industry professionals with useful information on how and when to adopt tankless water heaters and how to maximize their benefits.
Keywords Benefits
Energy efficiency
Energy savings
Residential buildings
Tankless water heater
Water heaters

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97J - Heating & Cooling Systems
89B - Architectural Design & Environmental Engineering
Corporate Author IBACOS, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number KNDJ-0-40341-02

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