August 12, 2008

Cut Home Water Heating Bills With a New More Efficient GE(R) Tankless Gas Water Heater

Water heating is one of the largest energy expenses in your home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. It typically accounts for about 13% of your utility bill. There are four ways to cut your water heating bills: use less hot water, turn down the thermostat on your water heater, insulate your water heater, or buy a new, more efficient water heater.

The new line of GE(R) tankless gas water heaters provides a continuous supply of hot water(1) when and where you need it. Unlike conventional water tanks that heat and store hot water around the clock, GE's tankless gas water heater only activates when you start to use hot water, and immediately de-activates when you are done.

Demand-activated technology also translates into significant energy savings. A GE tankless gas water heater could help homeowners save up to 35 percent annually on water heating costs compared to the operating costs of a standard 75-gallon gas tank water heater.

The tankless system delivers continuous hot water at the precisely heated temperature to every faucet, fixture or appliance in the home.(1) The electronic digital control allows the homeowner to adjust the hot water temperature at the touch of a button, while the Precise Temp feature keeps water temperature within three degrees (+/-) of the heater's set point.

GE's tankless gas water heaters also fit in small spaces. Available in both outdoor and indoor models, the tankless gas water heater's compact footprint (approximately 23-inches in height by 14-inches in width by 10 inches deep; and weighing 50 pounds) allows installation in attics, garages, closets or other out-of-the-way locations.

For the ultimate in convenience, units can be equipped with an optional remote controller, which allows the user to monitor and adjust hot water temperature in the bathroom, kitchen, laundry room or any other room. Outdoor units are equipped with ceramic heaters that prevent them from freezing at temperatures as low as -30 degrees F.

The GE Tankless Gas Water Heater is available in two sizes (7.5-gallon-per-minute flow and 9.4 gallon-per-minute flow), indoor and outdoor. The 7.5-gallon-per-minute flow will be available for natural gas; the 9.4-gallon-per-minute flow will be available for natural gas or LP gas.

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(1) Size appropriately, as flow rates may diminish based on simultaneous use of multiple showers/baths and/or appliances.

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