Watercycles�6�4 - Drain Water Heat Recovery
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What is drain water heat recovery?
Drain water heat recovery (DWHR) is the practice of recovering the thermal energy we throw away down our drain particularly during a shower.�0�2 The Watercycle is a water to water heat exchanger designed for use with drain water.�0�2
Water is the most expensive natural element to heat and carries a significant amount of energy.Any hot water that goes down the drain carries away energy with it. That's typically 80ĘC90% of the energy used to heat water in a home. Drain water (or greywater) heat recovery systems capture this energy to preheat cold water entering the water heater or going to other water fixtures.
How does Drain Water Heat Recovery Work?
Drain water heat recovery technology works well with all types of water heaters, especially with demand and solar water heaters. Also, drain-water heat exchangers can recover heat from the hot water used in showers, bathtubs, sinks, dishwashers, and clothes washers.
Water enters the home between 5-12�0�2C and is heated to 50�0�2C in the hot water tank. Showerhead temperature is approximately 41�0�2C and this water is flushed down the drain at 37�0�2C.
This energy can be brought back into your home to substantially reduce hot water heating costs. The Watercycle�6�4 is a drain waste heat exchanger which will heat water coming into your home by 12�0�2C using the energy from water being flushed down the drain.
Watercycles�6�4 Energy Recovery Inc. is a prize winning company selected to provide the drain waste heat exchanger for the drain in the Factor 9 home currently being built in Regina, SK.
- The Watercycle saves money on hot water heating
- The Watercycle extends the life of your hot water heater
- The Watercycle ensures pre-heated water is entering the tankless hot water heater
- The Watercycle increases the efficiency of geo-thermal system and extends the days a solar system can provide hot water 100% without back-up
- Watercycles reduces carbon emissions
- The Watercycle is 100% recyclable
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DWHR double-walled heat exchangers meet the Uniform Plumbing Code, Section 603.3.4; 1995 CABO (Council of American Building Officials) One and Two Family Dwelling Code, Section 3402.3.1; 1998 ICC (International Code Council) One and Two Family Dwelling Code, Section 3402.4.2.1; and the 2000 and 2003 ICC International Residential Code, Section P2902.4.2 - Heat Exchangers.