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Save energy and money with an indirect water heater?

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An indirect-fired water heater is one of the best-kept secrets in home efficiency – but what is it, and what does it do?

Basically, an indirect-fired water heater is a unit that uses heat already being generated by your boiler (which heats your house if you have radiators or baseboards) to also handle water heating duties (more specifically, the boiler heats water for its own use, then circulates the heated water through coils in a heat exchanger inside the storage tank of the indirect water heater; those coils heat water for your home).

In essence, with an indirect water heater, the boiler does all the work, while the indirect heater merely facilitates the transfer of heat; by operating this way, you essentially get free hot water whenever if your heating system is running (this is an important benefit when you consider that about 20 percent of your monthly energy bill can be attributed to heating water for your taps and appliances).

But the benefits of an indirect water heater don’t stop there…consider that you will also enjoy:

  • Having only one burner to maintain (rather than two)
  • Faster recovery times (about two to three times faster in the case of the Mega-Stor indirect water heaters we sell and install)
  • Longer lasting equipment (indirect water heaters typically last about 30 to 40 percent longer than conventional water heaters)

If you have a boiler in your home, an indirect water heater can make a lot of sense. Needham Oil & Air features top quality, American-made Mega-Stor indirect water heaters; we’ll install your indirect water heater quickly and correctly, so you can go right to enjoying the benefits of this smart, money saving solution.

To explore whether a Mega-Stor indirect water heater may be right for you, contact us today for a FREE, no obligation estimate.

An indirect water heater can be hard to beat when paired with a high-efficiency boiler as the heat source. Contact Needham today for a FREE, no obligation estimate on an indirect-fired water heater – or any other water heater – for your Massachusetts home.