[Greenbuilding] Low powered (wattage) water heaters availablethrough Hydro Quebec

Richard Garbary richard6 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 31 11:30:46 PST 2011


Powerpoint presentation on the new water heaters:


http://www.aceee.org/files/pdf/conferences/hwf/2011/7B%20-%20Andre%20Laperriere.pdf



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On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 11:32 PM, Peter Kidd <peterkidd at shaw.ca> wrote:

>  three elements, more fodder for the "triac themostats" discussion.
>
> top inlet and bottom inlet tanks are standard fare, perform differently,
> and the difference is recognized in the applicable Standard for these tanks
> in Canada. Two element, top and bottom are standard.  The innovation, is
> the third element, both the mid location of one element and the low wattage
> of the bottom element.  Hydro Quebec produces no tanks, but they have a big
> research fund.  They studied time of use or off-peak a couple of years ago
> (2000 customer pilot) but no residential off-peak is yet available.
>
>
>
> I'm not really interested in this but I did have look at the website and,
> while I guess Hydro Quebec is a reputable outfit, what they are derscribing
> has all the smell of a scam. The description of the functions of the
> elements seems strange. The most bizarre is the patch telling us that the
> currently available version has the cold inlet at the bottom of the tank. I
> wonder where the inlet is going to be on the next version.
>
> It raises two questions:
>
> Is this the first time they have produced a tank with an element at the
> top?
>
> Don't they have off-peak tariffs in Quebec?
>
>
> Nick Pyner
>
> Dee Why   NSW
>
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> ]*On Behalf Of *Richard Garbary
> *Sent:* Friday, 30 December 2011 10:02 AM
> *To:* Green Building
> *Subject:* [Greenbuilding] Low powered (wattage) water heaters
> availablethrough Hydro Quebec
>
>
> http://www.hydroquebec.com/residential/chauffe-eau-trois-elements/fonctionnement.html
>
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