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|These water heaters utilize a draft diverter and are atmospherically vented with capacities
ranging from 29 to 60 gallons and inputs ranging from 30,000-50,000 BTU’s. These models
are perfect for many standard water heating applications.
(Sample model numbers include:M‑I‑303T6FBN, M‑I‑40T6FBN, M‑I‑5036FBN)
Bradford White ICON System™ Features
Standard Energy Saver Features
|Exceptional Energy Savings
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What Is The Life Span Of My Water Heater ?
According to the DOE, the average life expectancy of a traditional steel tanked water heater is 10 years. Be happy if your old heater lasted 20 years, Your next one probably will not . Older water heaters had thicker steel and more porcelain than the new units. Because manufacturers cut so many costs from the manufacturing process, most steel water heaters made today will not last much longer than their warranty. So, a good quality tanked water heater should last between 6 -10 years. After that time period, there is a good chance the tank will leak.
Water Heater Maintenance Should I Repair This Unit?
The hardness of the water is another factor when looking at estimating the lifespan of a water heater typical 10 years. In areas where there is a higher mineral content to the water, water heaters have shorter lifespans than in other areas, as mineral buildup reduces the units’ efficiency. Even in areas where the water is softer, however, some mineral deposition will occur. A way to reduce this mineral buildup is to periodically drain the water heater which removes buildup. Higher-end models typically come equipped with a self-Cleaning feature. In models for which manual flushing is required, it is important not to damage the water heater valve, which is usually made of plastic and is easy to break. Although an older model may appear to be well-maintained, a question arises: Is the maintenance worth it? So a good rule to follow is that if the total repair cost per year is greater than 10% of the cost of buying and installing a new water heater, it is probably not worth replacing damaged parts. There is a variety of factors influencing the lifespan of a water heater. Beyond the basic signs, such as a puddle under the heater or cold shower in the morning that indicate that a new water heater is probably in order, the homeowner should consider the age , and carefully weigh the cost-benefit of maintaining an existing heater versus buying a new one.
Tankless Water Heaters Will I Save Money ? The Facts
Tankless water heaters seem to be a no brainer or are they ? Lets look at the facts .The American Council for the Energy-Efficient Economy says eliminating standby losses from a conventional tank type, a tankless system can reduce energy up to 15 percent.Ihe U.S. Department of Energy also show that tankless water heaters, do use less energy. Checking the cost figures from the DOE . It reported an average cost (purchase and installation) and annual operating costs based on average utility rates for both types. The installation estimates were: $1065 for a 50 gallon conventional-tank heater and $1,970 to $2,500 for a tankless water heater. Lets just say $2,2000, was the average installed cost, How long would it take to recover your investment? The DOE said the average annual operating costs is $388 for a conventional tank heater, and $272 for a tankless water heater. That’s $116 less each year . If the tankless system costs $2,200 to install, and saved $116 a year, it would take 19 years to break even . Saving $116 starting at 20 years from now is not very important to most homeowners providing the tankless water heater would even last that long . Tankless water heaters are not about saving you money but rather saving energy so home homeowners must really do their research and decide which option is best .
Is Endless Hot Water A Myth ?
With a conventional water heater 50 gallons of hot water are waiting in the tank, two people can take morning showers while another does some dishes and makes breakfast . A conventional tank heater can supply hot water to several fixtures within a peak-use period and not run out of hot water until the water in the tank is gone but even then it starts recovering after about 3 gallons of hot water has been removed . A tankless heater can only supply its flow rate, typically 5 to 8 gallons per minute. With a typical shower flow-rate of 3 gallons per minute most tankless heaters will not be able to keep up with a larger demand, for instance, from a bath tub , dishwasher, clothes washer, and second shower location all running at the same time.
Conventional Tank Style Versus Tankless Water Heater Maintenance
The above artical does not mention maintenance most conventional tank water heater are maintenance free or just require a flush to eliminate scale . with a tankless water heater you must install a descaler , or a water softner and run a chemical through the heat exchanger to descale it every year.If this is not done the exchanger will stop up with scale and leave you with no hot water . Also tankless water heaters require electricity to ignite the burner,this means during a storm if you lost power you will not have hot water , unless you have a generator laying around .