According to EnergyStar, your water heating system accounts for 14% of your energy bill.
Monetarily speaking, the average household spends $400-$600 per year on water heating.
To reduce this expense, lower standby losses, such as heat that escapes the water heater and seeps into the surrounding basement area, as well as the amount of hot water you use in your home.
When set too high, or at 140 degrees Fahrenheit, your water heater can waste anywhere from $36 to $61 annually in standby heat losses, and more than $400 thanks to overall consumption. Lower that expense by bringing the heater’s thermostat to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
However, if you chose to heat your domestic hot water with a Shaver Outdoor Wood Burning Furnace, you can totally eliminate that huge hot water bill 12 months of the year, saving up to $600/year, if you choose to run the furnace year round. If you run it 6 months of the year, when you are providing heat for your home, saving you $2-300 a year minimum!
We have a 50 foot copper water coil totally immersed in the water jacket which works much better than a sidearm exchanger or brazed plate heat exchanger because that type of system works by convection. In other words, it is only the differential of pressure and temperature that causes the water to circulate whereas with our system we utilize a pump, The pump pumps the water at up to 5-10 gallons per minute and so you get a super fast recovery. At that rate, you can empty the hot water heater and refill it with hot water in 4 to 5 min.
A circulating pump ($99) is mounted on the hot water heater and a thermostat turns it on when the temperature drops in the H/W heater. The cool water is pumped through the built-in heat exchanger (included) and back to the water heater, fully heated.
You need a pump because although there is pressure in the hot water tank, pushing it out, there is the same pressure against it coming back, so a pump is needed to circulate the water through our built-in heat exchanger,
This is usually an inexpensive pump, costing only $99 and using only 100 W of electricity. This is much better than a hot water heater using 4000 to 5000 W of energy, or more, to heat your water.
This also saves you about $300; the price you will pay for a SideArm heat exchanger and a tempering valve, (needed to control the water temperature.)
The cost for a complete kit, including a thermostat, pump flanges, shark bite fittings, Pex pipe fittings, pipe thread fittings, etc. only costs $79
A pump is only $99.
Your hot water heater will stay off all winter while you enjoy a virtually endless supply of free hot water! This saves you $30 – 60 a month depending on what kind of heat you have and how much hot water you use.
Your hot water heater functions as normal in the summer and is always there as a backup.
Many of our customers tell us that they find it impossible to use all of the hot water that our system will produce
Your hot water heater is kept constantly full with hot water.
You can use an outdoor wood burning furnace to heat your domestic hot water.