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2 tanks or 1 in a geothermal system?

Posted by thethirdman (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 16, 10 at 14:49

With efficient two element tank heaters, is there really a need to to have a pre-heat tank and a boost tank to get the best performance?

I'm considering spending for the Marathon, my cousin just installed a single 105g Marathon in their geotherm system and is happy. How much more efficient/performing is a 2 tank setup?


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RE: 2 tanks or 1 in a geothermal system?

The 2-tank set up is far more efficient for use with a desuperheater. This is because with a buffer tank there is a greater temperature differential between entering and leaving water temperature than exists with a single tank solution.

SR


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