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    Re: Smart Home Automation

    Quote Originally Posted by North View Post
    These are great for folks in the warmer climates - you need a large open space with warm ambient air to realize the savings. I didn't know about these hybrid heaters until Jax's posts, and I told an Alabama relative about them...it should work out very well for them.

    The pros and cons:

    http://www.atozstatewideplumbing.com...ers-pros-cons/
    Yes, I looked at how they work. They pull heat from the ambient air, and heat the water. This works if you aren't heating that area, because otherwise you would ultimately be paying for the energy to heat the water if you were heating the living space. But it's a cool idea for people in the south.

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    Re: Smart Home Automation

    Quote Originally Posted by BernieCarbo View Post
    Yes, I looked at how they work. They pull heat from the ambient air, and heat the water. This works if you aren't heating that area, because otherwise you would ultimately be paying for the energy to heat the water if you were heating the living space. But it's a cool idea for people in the south.
    They also have a regular heating element, so in winter it works like a regular heater, in summer it works via the exchanger. And it figures out which all by itself. So I think it would work for everyone.
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    Re: Smart Home Automation

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    They also have a regular heating element, so in winter it works like a regular heater, in summer it works via the exchanger. And it figures out which all by itself. So I think it would work for everyone.
    I meant that you aren't going to get the savings when it isn't able to pull heat from the ambient air, i.e. when you are paying to heat the space where the heater is located. It's still a good system, and just wanted to make it clear that the performance would be completely different in a place like Michigan as compared to Florida and Arizona.


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