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(2.5 CEUs) There is quite a variety of different types of water heaters, both electric and fossil fuel powered. This lesson focuses on the different types of water heaters, their characteristics, there advantages, and their disadvantages.

Most buildings in the US still rely on storage-tank water heaters. This lesson covers the features of storage water heaters, along with newer water-heater designs. You’ll learn about the following.

  • How to identify water-heater types, their main components, and their efficiency features.
  • How to identify energy and safety problems.
  • How to increase existing storage-tank thermal resistance.
  • How to select high-efficiency water heaters for retrofit or new-construction projects.