Are hot water heaters outdated?

@lena2000 (2392)
Belgium
February 16, 2007 10:53am CST
Why is it that we still use outdated technology like hot water heaters? Is it simply based on cost? How is it that we still use a process that is so inefficient to heat water and what other products do we use that seem incredibly out of date given our current level of technology?
5 responses
@centurian (453)
• India
16 Feb 07
this topic is not related 2 this cateogary
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@lena2000 (2392)
• Belgium
16 Feb 07
Hot water heater and similar products may be inefficent, but production cost are so low that we should continue to use them based on cost alone.
• India
16 Feb 07
solar water heaters - replacing the electrical water heaters
yes now a days in my place people are swithching over to solar water heaters because of high electricity cost, i feel its good that people have now realised the value of solar engery, whats your opinion
• India
16 Feb 07
ya slar waters heaters are more popular
• India
17 Feb 07
yes they are popular, but dont you think its the best way, as we are not wasting the solar energy and using it to heat the water, i think solar energy should also be use for lighting and other purposes also, what do you feel.....
• United States
13 Jan 09
Dale Here "Your Tankless Guy" Owner "Tankless Hot-H2o Systems" Price? You got it! Tankless has been around for a long time but the units & install costs can get expensive.But remember you get what you pay for, 40-50% savings on energy cost and a (Green Home Approved)hot water heater that may last 3 times the life of a standard tank...Also for 2009 the Fed is putting back the 300.00 tax rebate. Any one in the Chicago area can contact us at 847-546-8841 or visit us on the web www.chcagotankless.com
• United States
13 Jan 09
Dale Here "Your Tankless Guy" Owner "Tankless Hot-H2o Systems" Price? You got it! Tankless has been around for a long time but the units & install costs can get expensive.But remember you get what you pay for, 40-50% savings on energy cost and a (Green Home Approved)hot water heater that may last 3 times the life of a standard tank...Also for 2009 the Fed is putting back the 300.00 tax rebate. Any one in the Chicago area can contact us at 847-546-8841 or visit us on the web www.chcagotankless.com
@microzeta (245)
• United States
16 Feb 07
Well, what else do you propose? I'm an architecture student, so I have experience with heating systems, and I know of the alternatives (solar, geothermal, etc). They are not alternatives that can exist in and of themselves, they must supplement an electric/gas water heater. They simply do not have the effectiveness or reliability that fuel based heating does.