Chapter 9 Info Guide

The facilities manager will most likely be the best source of information on water heating. Important considerations to take while looking at water heating efficiency improvements include:

• Ownership: Who owns or operates the water heating equipment? (The building operator or the host company?)

• Costs: Who is financially responsible for the water heating and how is it billed? How much does the host company spend on heating water annually?

• Applications/demand: For what purpose is water being heated, and how much water is needed?

• Heat source and methods: What types of water heaters are currently in use?

• What is the thermal efficiency percentage of the existing water heater(s)?

• Does the building use central or distributed water heating equipment?

• What are the current temperature settings on the hot water heater(s)?

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