Condensing Water Heater
Condensing water heaters offer faster water heating using their built-in coil-shaped heat exchanger that offers more heating surface area compared to a conventional water heater.
Unlike a conventional water heater, most condensing water heaters feature a burner at the top of the water heater to combust gas and heat the water. But while a conventional water heater may simply vent the exhaust gases up a chimney, a condensing water heater passes the combusted exhaust gases through a heat exchanger that extracts most of the heat energy out of the exhaust gases into the surrounding stored water. As a result, condensing water heaters can heat water more efficiently.
|Natural Gas or Propane
|Plastic – PVC/CPVC
|34 gal, 40 gal, 50 gal, 75 gal
Coil-shaped heat exchanger provides more heating surface area throughout the interior of the water tank.
Coil-shaped heat exchangers extracts most of the energy from the exhaust gases. Better tank insulation reduces heat dissipation.
Buying vs. Renting a Condensing Water Heater
|When You Buy
|When You Rent
|You’re responsible for the cost of the unit and its installation, which can run into the thousands of dollars.
|You get free installation.*
|You’re responsible for the full costs of maintenance and repairs, which can be unpredictable and hard to budget for.
|You get free repairs for the life of the water heater. *
|In some cases, you might pay extra for immediate service if you have a breakdown or have to wait for parts to be ordered — leaving you at risk of water damage to your home.
|You get access to 24/7 support and same-day service if you call before 5 p.m.**
- Condensing water heaters work like conventional gas water heaters, with faster heating and better energy efficiency. Unlike a conventional gas water heater, a condensing water heater passes the combusted exhaust gases through a heat exchanger that extracts most of the heat energy out of the exhaust gases into the surrounding stored water. As a result, a condensing water heater is able to achieve an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating of 95%.^
- Condensing Water Heaters are more energy-efficient than conventional vented water heaters because the hot combustion gases stay in the tank longer to extract most of the heat energy, thanks to the coil-shaped heat exchanger. Most condensing water heaters also have better insulation to reduce heat loss.
- While a Condensing Water Heater may look similar to a Conventional Vented Water Heater, they do require plumbing and electrical outlets in order to function. All Condensing Water Heaters require a standard power outlet to run the built-in fan that blows the combustion gases through the heat exchanger. They also require a drainpipe to expel the condensate from the combustion process.
- A 34 gallon condensing water heater may be sufficient to provide hot water for households with 2-3 people, while a 50 gallon condensing water heater may be sufficient to provide enough hot water for households with 3-4 people. Call us today to have our Enercare experts help find the perfect size water heater for you. Call 1-855-642-8607
- A condensing water heater may be considered safer than a conventional water heater because, they have multiple vent safety devices that monitor the exhaust and intake vent pressure, that when blocked shuts the water heater off preventing harmful exhaust gases from entering the home.
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