August 18, 2010
GE® Tankless Gas Water Heater: Hot Water and Energy Savings without the Hassles
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — (NYSE: GE) — A hot shower. Few rituals bring as much pleasure as does standing beneath a warm spray. And few things can spoil that ritual as much as finding that the person who showered before you has used up every drop of hot water.
The new line of GE® tankless gas water heaters provides a continuous supply of hot water* when and where you need it. No more dipping the finger into the spray to see if the temperature is just right, or standing in a cold bathroom waiting for hot water that's been drained from the tank.
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 finished. The result is a more energy-efficient system; using a tankless gas heater can save homeowners up to 35 percent annually on water heating costs on their energy bill over a standard 75-gallon-tank gas water heater.** Those savings are a result of eliminating standby losses – the energy lost from warmed water sitting in a tank. GE's tankless gas heaters have an Ef rating of. 82, whereas a standard gas water heater has an Ef rating of just .53–.62.
The tankless system delivers continuous hot water at the precisely heated temperature to every faucet, fixture or appliance in the home.* 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.
Another advantage of the tankless gas water heater is that with proper sizing, it is capable of providing continuous hot water even when multiple showers, tubs, sinks or appliances are in use at the same time.*
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-inch height x 14-inch width x 10-inch depth, 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°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 is available in natural gas; the 9.4-gallon-per-minute flow is available in natural gas or LP gas.
*Size appropriately, as flow rates may diminish based on simultaneous use of multiple showers/baths and/or appliances.
** Based on testing conducted by the Department of Energy.
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