Radiant heating systems are one of the most efficient ways to heat your home. Modern high efficiency boilers like the Prestige or Challenger Solo models from Triangle Tube maximize the efficiency of these systems. But whether you are using a traditional or high efficiency boiler, an indirect water heater will provide hot water up to 50% more efficiently than traditional gas or oil models.
The Smart Indirect Water Heater from Triangle Tube features a unique tank-in-tank design. The inner tank contains the domestic hot water which is used in your shower, kitchen, clothes washer, etc. The outer tank contains the boiler system water that is heated by the boiler. When the domestic water temperature drops below the minimum level, usually because the hot water is being used, the boiler will send hot boiler system water to heat the tank containing the domestic water.
This unique design of the inner tank has a large surface area to transfer the heat. This large surface area heats water up to twice as fast as traditional natural gas or propane models and up to 4 times faster than electric models. This allows homeowners to use a smaller water heater with superior performance of larger traditional hot water heaters.
The tank in tank design virtually eliminates "hot spots" because the tank is surrounded by boiler water. Other indirect water heaters use a heating coil that passes boiler water through a coil placed in the domestic water tank. These coils are hot spots in the tank, and encourage the formation of scale. Over time this scale build-up increases recovery times and causes premature failures. The Smart Indirect Water Heaters are so reliable that they are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
Contact your local Triangle Tube factory trained installer today for more information.