Water Heating Systems
Today’s water heating technologies offer reliable, cost-effective solutions that can meet your facility’s unique needs. Georgia Power invites you to explore the wide range of water heating solutions available to you.
Electric Resistance Pipe Wrap Water Heaters
Pipe wrap heaters features a self-temperature-regulating wire which is wrapped around pipes to offset heat loss so hot water is immediately available at the point of use. Electric pipe wrap is also used for to provide freeze protection for piping.
Booster heaters save money and energy by allowing the main building water heater thermostat to be set at the lowest temperature appropriate for the majority of uses, rather than at the highest temperature needed for single point of use. Tank or tankless (instantaneous) units can be installed, or the boosters can be built into end-use devices such as dishwashers.
Concrete-lined Electric Resistance
The tanks of concrete-lined electric resistance water heaters are made of steel lined with concrete. These reportedly are less susceptible to corrosion than are glass-lined steel tanks, but they are substantially heavier.
Plastic tank electric resistance water heater
Less susceptible to corrosion and lighter in weight, the plastic tank electric resistant water heater is easy to ship and install. It is similar to other types of electric resistance units except the tank is made of nonmetallic materials.
Plastic-lined electric resistance unit
A newcomer to the U.S. market, the plastic-lined electric resistance unit has a plastic-lined steel tank, which weighs approximately the same as a glass-lined tank but is reported to be less susceptible to corrosion.
Unpressurized electric resistance water heaters
Advantages of unpressurized electric resistance water heaters include availability of lower cost tanks in sizes above 120 gallons, light weight, ruggedness for shipping and handling, and ease of installation. This type of tank stores water at atmospheric pressure instead of city water pressure. A special pump utilizes city cold water pressure to pump hot water out of the tank and send it to the point of use. Now under development, this type of tank should be available in the United States soon.