Is there a way to hook up dual electric water heaters on one circuit? I think i read somewhere that you could disable one heating element in each so your total electric draw would be the same as a single heater. Why would you want to do that?
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Multiple water heater installations are predominantly for commercial or industrial applications where a high capacity of heated water may be required during peek times; however some residential homes may also benefit if they have large volume fixtures such as a jetted tub or hot tub. When designing a potable water system, great care must be taken to fully anticipate the current and future demands of heated water. If you need help determining the expected hot water requirements check here- A.
The Department of Energy's new requirements for residential water heater will come into practice on April 16, meaning that big changes are down the road for families and water heater experts alike. The new standards specifically up the Energy Factor rating requirements for residential appliances in order to reduce water and fuel waste across the board. However, design changes to the build of most water heaters to accommodate these new requirements will fundamentally changed the way you think about installation. Next-generation water heaters promise to be bigger, more expensive and designed with greater complexity than their predecessors.
Like many other household conveniences, a good supply of hot water is only truly appreciated when it stops. And if it stops when you're in the shower, this realization can arrive quite abruptly. Fortunately, it doesn't happen that often.
Currently we have a 2 year old 50 gallon natural gas water heater is not providing enough hot water for our needs on busy mornings when 6 people have to shower in a short period of time. So, I would like to add a second water heater. For various reasons I would prefer not to install at tankless heater in the new bathroom.
Now it my understanding that dual water heaters are supposed to be plumbed in parallel. Am I wrong here? If it is one circuit, they should be in series.
Well, it might be time for you to replace your water heater. The average life span of a water heater is between 8 and 12 years. The key is picking the most efficient water heater large enough to handle your needs.
InspectAPedia tolerates no conflicts of interest. We have no relationship with advertisers, products, or services discussed at this website. Here we describe the plumbing connections and piping options for hot water system hook-ups. We explain the piping for a basic water heater installation compared with options for connecting hot water heaters in parallel, in series, or ganged.