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A Debate Steeped in Hot Water

Do lower water-heating temperatures mean lower energy bills and safer delivery?

According to the American Hospital Association, more than 100,000 cases of scalding from hot water occur every year. The National Safe Kids Campaign indicates that more than 26,000 of these cases involve children and that an average of nine children die from scalding-related injuries yearly. Dave Yates, master plumber and president of F. W. Behler, Inc., a 108-year-young full service PHVAC & solar firm in York, PA., offers a history of hot-water heating and an overview of current hot-water heating practices. He also provides a solution for scald-free hot-water delivery, and formulas to calculate energy usage for heating hot water.

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