Water heater versus indirect watre heater leaking

jimracSeptember 14, 2012

Hi all,

Just curious, we have had a Vaughn indirect water heater just installed in conjunction with our new WM gas fired boiler.

Supposedly, the indirect heaters last alot longer than a typical water heater and less prone to leaking ( 2 plumbers mentioned this to us) how true is this for the most part? I realize, anything can let go anytime; but just curious for the most part what is the general consensus in the industry.

Thank you,

Jim

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
getaview

Everything is based on warranty and last about that long. Indirect is usually better and Vaughn makes good tanks but it all comes down to scale/sediment in your water and how much collects at the bottom of the tank. The biggest mistake people make is draining the tank after a few years in service, letting it sit drained then expecting everything to work fine when starting back up. You can prolong the life of the tank by draining and flushing once a year but don't let it sit empty.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 12:31PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
New Bryant legacy vs 5 year old carrier infinity
My parents need a new a.c., There's is broken and probably...
David
Carrier Greenspeed 25VNA Massachusetts Cold Weather Data
Hello Everyone, I wish I had had this information prior...
Sabs83
Need help choosing an efficient HRV Air Exchanger
Hi, My house as a total area of 2300 square feet (1150*x)....
Jim_Lafleur
Enery efficiency of exposed ductwork?
What are your thoughts on the energy efficiency of...
ccintx
Baseboard heater thermostats
We are looking to install (2) 120v baseboard heaters...
stephja007
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™