publication . Article . 2009

Economics of residential gas furnaces and water heaters in United States new construction market

Lekov, Alex B.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 30 Oct 2009
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
New single-family home construction represents a significant and important market for the introduction of energy-efficient gas-fired space heating and water-heating equipment. In the new construction market, the choice of furnace and water-heater type is primarily driven by first cost considerations and the availability of power vent and condensing water heaters. Few analysis have been performed to assess the economic impacts of the different combinations of space and water-heating equipment. Thus, equipment is often installed without taking into consideration the potential economic and energy savings of installing space and water-heating equipment combinations....
free text keywords: Environmental Energy Technologies, Residential, Gas appliances, Venting, New construction, Life-cycle cost analysis, Water heating, Space heating
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