Will going to a higher btu water heater here waste gas?

starfish11040March 22, 2011

I will increase the tank size on my two water heater system to meet the hot water needs of the tenants. I am also planning on going from 40,000 btu's to 65,000.

My concern is that if it turns out that this system's FHR is more than I need to meet the peak demand then I will be wasting gas. Will this high recovery be overkill and waste?

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If the efficiency is the same, it will just heat faster when needed, so no.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 8:44PM
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The cost of the equipment upgrade will be much greater than any increase in gas cost that you should see.
I'd double-check my demand assumptions and calculations before making that investment.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 6:32PM
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