Tank Heating Type

Hot water tank or distribution type

Data Type: 
Constrained List
Category: 
Unit of Measure: 
None
Sector: 
Commercial, Residential, Multifamily
List Options Option Definition Unit of Measuresort ascending
Direct Direct fired water heaters store 20 or more gallons of hot water in a storage tank. Hot water comes from the top of the tank, while a cold water line at the bottom of the tank replenishes it. Depending on the type of fuel the water heater uses, some form of burner warms the cold water entering the tank. None
Indirect Indirect water heaters work like a direct fired water heater. But instead of having its own burner, indirect water heaters use a boiler to heat fluid pushed through a coiled pipe called a heat exchanger that runs through the storage tank. None
Centralized A central heating system provides domestic hot water from one point to multiple units in the premises. None
Distributed A distributed heating system provides domestic hot water for only one unit in the premises. None
Looped In a hot water plumbing loop, also know as a closed loop or a sometimes a gravity loop, the line from the hot water system continues from one tap, to the next. There is no branches as the line continues until it loops back to the hot water system. None
Other Other None
Unknown Unknown None
None None None
Not applicable Not applicable None
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