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Monday, February 27, 2006

HOW CAN ENERGY BE SAVED IN HOME HEATING SYSTEMS?

Water heating systems run either on gas or electricity, both requiring
large amounts of energy. Tank water heaters are wasteful because they
keep the water heated 24 hours a day. The energy use of a water heater
can be reduced by using a tankless water heater instead of a tank
heater.

Tankless water heaters instantly heats up water when the faucet is
turned on. Thus water is only heated when it is required. Tankless
heaters also leak much less, whereas frequent leaking in tank heaters
consumes even more energy. If consumers are unable to purchase a
tankless water heater, it is advisable to switch the tank water heater
off when warm water is not required for a long period of time (eg. at
night).

M.van der bank
2401402@uwc.ac.za

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