Editorial: The Rising Cost of Water
Using It and Flushing It
The technology to increase energy savings and improve the performance of domestic hot water (DHW) heating systems has been around for years. The problem is that few people know what's out there and even fewer are getting to use it. [continue reading]
Over a third of America's domestic hot water is heated by electric resistance elements. For many residences, electric resistance is a more expensive method of water-heating than fossil fuels or solar, but there are buildings where these latter alternatives aren't feasible. [continue reading]
Next to space conditioning, water heating is the largest energy user in most homes. However, opportunities for savings aren't always obvious. [continue reading]
The subject of consumer choice and toilet quality has become increasingly important since the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) set new national minimum-efficiency standards for water closets, showerheads, and faucets. [continue reading]
In much of the United States, converting electric water heaters to gas can reduce household energy costs. However, many properties-particularly multifamily homes-have space limitations or venting problems that make such a retrofit impossible. [continue reading]
Energy professionals have long been frustrated by the lack of reliable data for sizing domestic hot water (DHW) equipment in multifamily buildings. [continue reading]
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