You will see some common water-related tasks below. Many of these task rely on hot water, though the water may be heated in a variety of ways. Consider your family's daily routine as you select options for your family's morning routine below.
Natural gas is used to heat the water in this heater's tank. The burner on the bottom of the unit heats cold water as hot water is pulled from the top.
Electricity is used to heat the water in this heater's tank. As electricity moves through the unit's coils, high resistance causes the coils to heat up.
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17% of the average home's energy costs are for heating water. Heat pump water heaters are the most efficient (they use the least amount of energy), but they are not always the cheapest.
What is the biggest disadvantage of heat pump water heaters?
Choose an answer to recieve feedback.
You have run one of your family's routines. Lets start on the next one!
Now that you've run your family's whole day, let's take a closer look at your water use.
Water Heater Experiment Complete
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