The Upgrade Project - Hot Water (What can I measure? (Energy / cost of…
The Upgrade Project - Hot Water
Elephant in the room: Is hot water the right focal area?
What can I measure?
Energy / cost of tank, pump and POU systems
Total daily demands for hot water
Gallons of water wasted to reach 95F at x faucet
Comfortable hand washing temperature
Time to get 95F water to x faucet
Who are early adopters?
Zero Waste enthusiasts
Net Zero home builders/owners
Why does anyone care?
Want hot water on demand (luxury)
Reduce energy usage (environment)
Who can help?
Energy / water conservationalists
Water tank distributors
Run showers sequentially
Reuse cold water
Collect in buckets
Kids learning water conservation in school
Feels bad to waste water
Water too cold
Uncomfortable / Cold for handwashing/shower
Have to waste water to wait for it to heat
Takes too long to heat
Above & beyond the main system
Shower thermostatic valve
Point of Use
Tankless (electric heater)
Tank (often used for kitchen hot water)
Choosing a system
Who plans ahead? Why?
What's the easiest & best decision if my water heater is broken now?
Does the number of people matter?
What type of energy constraints are there?
Who cares about benefits over cost? Why?
How much energy is used to provide hot water (95F) to farthest away point? How much water is wasted?
What provides leak prevention or detection?
Ease of purchase
How soon will it arrive?
DIY or professional installation?
Can it be purchased through a dealer?
Can it be purchased online?
Can it be purchased at Home Depot/Lowes
What is cost to run? How does this vary by energy type and region?
What is installation cost?
What's the product cost?