Gas and Electric Water Heaters

Good morning I’d like to work me to a digital classroom I’m Jerri Winslet along with Mike dial and welcome to the monthly live show for the past couple months we’ve been having shows on NECA 3 and how you know naked 3 effects you know the gas water heater products and the electric water heater products and you know and there’s gonna be situations where you know you might the water heater that the mecca 3 water heater might not fit in that location for the most part you know you’re not gonna see any any issues like that but there are some situations where that might come into effect and this is really what that miss class is gonna be about and to talk about electric going to talk about gas but before.

We start if you have any questions you can use the chat feature which is on the right hand side of your screen just type in that question after we’re done with the show what we’re gonna do is have a question and answer segment at the end before we sign off so just type that question in if you’ve got one but let’s go ahead get started we got a lot to do today we’re going to talk a couple different products here and what I’m talking about is you know you’re you you have options whenever you have a new water heater so in in certain situations you might run into a situation where the water here is not going to fit the new neck of water heater won’t fit the will may not even make it anymore and in electric you know you might have to go with a different technology and we’re talking about this technology heat pump technology hate puppies and you know let’s talk about heat pumps.

I know we make three different sizes the 50 there’s 66 and the 80 gallon how does a heat pump work well the key feature with the heat pump is we’re gonna use the air that’s in the environment around the heater to to heat the water so we’ve got an air conditioner essentially here on top okay so we’re going to draw that air in we’re going to extract the heat into a cool coil we’re going to discharge some cold air and that’s a byproduct of the process right what we’re going to do is we’ve got another coil that’s wrapped around the lower section of the tank and it’s copper coils wrapped we’re gonna shed that heat into the water so it’s a little bit slower but it’s really efficient so we’re taking the ambient heat that’s in the room and we’re putting it into the water that’s right okay all right so it’s very very efficient now this works on 208 or 240 volts correct 208 or 240 volt now so depending on what your customers needs are we’ve got a variety of gallon sizes and now we can work in every application to 208 or 240 cool all right.

So you’ve got you know we’re taking the heat from the air we’re putting it in E you’re talking about it being efficient we’ve you know the EF rating on this is extremely high and what EF rating is it takes into account a few different things like standby heat loss thermal efficiency and it kind of wraps it into one number and the higher the number the more efficient the water heater is yeah layman’s terms what it is is it says it’s a percentage of how much of the energy that we put into the to the product it’s turned into usable energy in this case hot water so a normal electric water heater might be 0.9 or 0.95 efficient so five percent of that energy that we’re using is lost out from standby loss or through insulation with this the EF is three point two four Wow so you’re talking about three times the amount as a standard conventional let me put a dollars worth of electricity and we’re gonna get three dollars and twenty four cents worth of heat out wow that’s that’s incredible so you’re looking at an average savings of around 400 dollars a year and that’s just the start.

I mean you know the larger the water your the bigger the the heat pump water heater the bigger the savings are gonna get yeah the more water that we heat and we’re heating it efficiently so the more gets used the more savings there are now all rights now we’re talking about that’s that’s how efficient the water heater is now let’s talk about you know the hot water delivery I know that this has the the the highest first hour rating on the market with this the sixty six gallon tank we’re looking at around 80 gallons in our first hour delivery you know is there anything different other than you know from a standard conventional electric water heater when it comes to heating water and delivering water you know even though this has got a little slower recovery that’s the trade-off with the efficiency we’re still gonna size it the way we would in normal electric water here we want to size it for what our peak use is going to be when have enough hot water for when everybody gets up in the morning and is washing their hands taking showers breakfast or in the evenings they’re doing laundry maybe doing dishes.

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