In order to improve the efficiency of their products, manufacturers have developed a new breed of tank water heaters that have unique designs incorporating efficient insulation to maintain the water temperature and reduce energy usage.
Fuel Type: Depends on the specific product; for example, the Marathon runs on electricity while the Vertex is powered by natural gas.
Capacity: The gas Vertex holds 50 gallons and can deliver 3GPM endlessly. The Marathon comes in a variety of sizes from 15 to 105 gallons.
Efficiency/Operating Costs: The Vertex and Marathon both have an EF of 0.90 because their high insulation levels mean that, for the most part, they are only heating the water you use and not letting it radiate into surrounding space during periods of non-use. Currently, either of these water heaters can qualify for a Federal tax credit.
Installation Cost: The electric Marathon water heater has no risk from fuel leaks, NOx emissions, or carbon dioxide.
Life Span/Warranty: The gas Vertex heater has a limited 6-year warranty.
Environmental Benefits: Because they use less energy, this new high-efficiency tanked water heaters are better for the environment in many ways, but they are still very large pieces of equipment that require a lot of materials and energy for their production. the gas Vertex water heater produces about 30% fewer NOx emissions and less carbon monoxide than a traditional tanked gas water heater. The electric Marathon produces none, of course. Call in the Big Dogs at My Georgia Plumber for all your plumbing service needs. You can book an appointment if you live in Acworth, Alpharetta, Ball Ground, Canton, Cumming, Kennesaw, Johns Creek, Marietta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Suwanee, Woodstock, or surrounding areas at 770-268-2331 or book online.