What Is an Indirect Water Heater?

An indirect water heater is one of the smartest ways to heat the water in your South Hadley, MA-area home – but most people don’t know a whole lot about this high-efficiency option.

Here’s the low-down: rather than use a separate burner to heat water the way a conventional water heater would, an indirect water heater uses heat already being generated by your boiler or furnace to also heat water for your faucets and appliances.

By operating this way, you essentially get free hot water whenever your heating equipment is running; when you consider that anywhere from 16 to 20 percent of the energy you use every month goes to heating water, that’s a pretty big deal.

But lower bills are only one benefit of choosing an indirect water heater. Others include:

  • Having fewer parts to maintain – When you combine water and space heating, you only have one burner to service.
  • Faster-heating water – Indirect hot water heaters usually have faster recovery rates (the time it takes to re-heat a tank of water) than a typical water heater, since they use the high Btu output of the furnace or boiler as a heat source.
  • Greater durability – Since it uses no direct flame, the stress in an indirect heater is significantly reduced, making them very durable with a long life expectancy.

Mass Save incentives for indirect water heaters and more!

If you’re interested in exploring a propane-fired indirect water heater as an option for your home, now is a great time, thanks to a Mass Save incentive that can save you $400 on a new installation* As with any of the equipment we offer, we’ll get your indirect water heater up and running quickly and correctly, so you can go right to enjoying the benefits of this smart, money-saving solution.

Want to save even more? Mass Save rebates aren’t limited to indirect water heaters! Propane heating equipment – including high-efficiency propane furnaces and boilers – are also eligible for rebates that can save you thousands now and even more later in the form of lower energy bills. Contact us today to learn more about these great incentives!

An indirect water heater can be hard to beat when paired with a high-efficiency propane boiler or furnace as the heat source. Contact FSi today for a FREE, no-obligation estimate on high-efficiency propane equipment installations for your Massachusetts home!

*Indirect water heater must be attached to a propane-fired heating system. Must replace a freestanding or tankless water heater. Solar storage tanks are not eligible. Contact us to learn more.