I am replacing a gas-powered recirculating water heater with a standard version.Would this affect my home heating system,also gas powered

Asked by Mike Carroll
Vancouver, WA

Mike Carroll Vancouver, WA


Answered by Doug Garrett

Jarrell, TX

Building Performance & Comfort, Inc.

May 6, 2014

Well, that depends. Bad answer, right? Ok, is your home heating system hydronic? If it uses the hot water from the water heating system, then yes, it will affect it. If your home heating system is not tied to your potable water heater, then no it should not impact it. By the way, getting rid of the constantly circulating hot water system will save you a lot. Those are so wasteful. If you want the convenience of "hot water now" but at a greatly reduced cost check out "On Demand Hot Water Circulation." Yes, you can retrofit it on to most home systems. My favorite is the D'Mand System -

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