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What is an Indirect Water Heater?

If your home has a boiler located in close proximity to a tank water heater, an indirect water heater is a great option to improve your home’s efficiency. Indirect water heaters utilize your homes heating water from the boiler to heat the domestic hot water you use in your home. Conventional hot water heaters are only about 50% efficient, so for every $100 spent on gas for the water heater, $50 goes out the chimney/flue. An indirect-fired water heater doesn’t have a vent and is 99.9% efficient. Additionally, an indirect water heater is composed of stainless steel and has no mechanical parts that can break, so it can easily last twice as long as a conventional tank water heater.

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