Hot Water Heater Repairs & Installations Doylestown, PA
When selecting a new water heating system for your home in Doylestown, PA the professionals at Bi-County Inc. can help you choose one that will not only provide enough hot water but will also do so energy efficiently, saving you money.
Deciding on the right Hot Water Heating System is essential for perfect home comfort. Oil heat’s ability to produce a reliable, inexpensive supply of hot water is one of its strongest features. Oil-fired water heaters have high recovery rates, which means they can heat large amounts of water quickly.
A water heater’s recovery rate is the amount of water whose temperature the unit can raise by 100° in one hour. For example, if it can increase the temperature of 40 gallons of water by 100° in an hour, the unit has a 40-gallon recovery rate. Oil-fired water heaters have recovery rates as high as 120 gallons per hour. Please contact us at Bi-County Inc. to find out which water heating option is best for your home and family. We can work with you to make sure the water heater you choose has a sufficient recovery rate for your needs.
Direct-Fired Water Heaters
In a direct-fired water heater, the water is heated directly by the heat of the oil flame. You’ll usually find a direct-fired water heater in a home with a warm air furnace. The oil is burned in a combustion chamber under the water storage tank, and hot flue gases heat the water in the tank.
Indirect-Fired Water Heaters
In an indirect-fired water heating system, the domestic water is heated by hot water from the boiler. In many oil-heated homes, you may find an indirect-fired system that is also tankless. A tankless, indirect-fired water heating system can work in conjunction with either a hot water boiler or a steam boiler. There are three variations: internal tankless coil, external tankless coil and tankless coil with storage tank.
- Internal Tankless Coil: In this type of indirect tankless water heating system, the coil containing the domestic water supply is located in the water jacket of the boiler. One drawback to this design is the absence of hot water storage; another is the need to maintain the temperature of the boiler water at a high level, high enough to heat the domestic water as it passes through the coil.
- External Tankless Coil: This indirect-fired water heater has a separate storage tank that contains an internal coil. The unit connects to the sides of the boiler. A newer version of the external tankless coil water heater is the plate heat exchanger. It contains a series of wafers or plates with internal porting; plates alternate between boiler water and domestic water.
- Tankless Coil with Storage Tank (or Aqua Booster): This indirect water heating system was introduced to boost water heating capacity. After water has been heated by going through the indirect system’s coil, it is stored in a vertical storage tank. The temperature of the hot water in the tank is usually maintained by means of a recirculating loop; it allows water to be reheated by going back to the coil, either by gravity or forced circulation.
Contact us or call 215-822-0515 to schedule an appointment in Doylestown, PA to discuss your home’s hot water heater options.