The Difference Between Stand Alone And Mounted Water Heaters

Water Heaters are heat transfer devices that use an energy source to warm water over its initial temperatures. Typical domestic uses for hot water include bathing, cooking, and space heating purposes. In industrial, domestic and space applications, water heated in a steam process has numerous other applications. The first commercial water heater was constructed in 1825 in Waterford, Ireland. The basic design and components have remained almost unchanged for the past one hundred years.You may find more information at Fort Collins Water Heater Pros, Fort Collins.

There are two types of water heaters known today, stand alone units or water heaters that are mounted on a frame. The water heaters are installed in buildings, homes, schools and other large areas where space is at a premium. This type of water heater is typically built in large rooms and areas that have central heat source such as offices, restaurants, condominiums and multi-family dwellings. The stand alone water heater is mounted in a corner and can be conveniently moved from one location to another. Both standalone and mounted units use the same basic heating systems. The difference is the design and installation method. A stand alone water heater is installed either inside or outside and uses pumps to move water from a tank, which holds water until needed, to the tank that holds water until it is needed again.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both stand alone and mounted water heaters. Stand alone water heaters do not require any pump and are generally smaller in size. The downside of stand alone water heaters is they are often placed so close to a window or open air vent that a breeze could enter the room during cold times. This type of water heater requires the presence of an exhaust fan to prevent hot air entering the room when the water is heated.

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