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Month: September 2018

  • Tankless Hot Water Heaters

    Tankless Hot Water Heaters

    Flow rate, fuel consumption, safety, linking units, and the heating efficiency are some of the parameters you would consider while choosing a tankless water heater. The design can be compact, medium or large depending on the consumption volume and frequency of use. Metal construction with insulated body and energy efficient parts make the heater save on power bills.

    What powers a Water Heater

    Tankless water heaters may use natural gas, propane, fuel oil or electric power. You can also find solar models and those working on fuel oil.
    Electric heaters are relatively safe and recommended for small homes. Thermal efficiency is almost 99%. They don’t emit any greenhouse gasses. They are easy to maintain and replace the parts.
    Propane and natural gas heaters work at 85% to 88% fuel efficiency. However, modern designs have included the option to utilize flue-gas for pre-heating of inlet water. Hence the efficiency increases considerably. They are recommended for large homes with multiple points of utilization.
    Oil heaters are relatively economical and consistent in heating efficiency. They use direct vent for emission. They work on kerosene, sulfur-fuel oil, diesel, or the home-heating oil. They use electric power for starting and switch over to oil. They are recommended for medium size homes.
    Solar water heaters need a backup gas supply unit when the sunlight is insufficient. They need different types of thermal panel collectors like the flat plate, thermodynamic, thermal air-collector, and bowl-collectors.

    Heater Design

    As the name indicates, the heater works on the direct supply of water from the pipes. ASTM and EPA standards guide the design can have the capacity of 35GPM to 77GPM (Gallons per Minute). The ambient heating range will be between 330F and 1100F. The relative humidity can go up to 90% at the optimum temperature range.
    You can vary the water pressure from 10PSI to 160+PSI which is stated to be highly efficient for continuous heating. Air ratio of the gas supply system keeps the consumption at optimum levels. If the heater can utilize the flue-gas, it is considered to be highly energy efficient. water heater instalation

    Heater Construction and Benefits

    The core heat exchanger is made of stainless steel, copper, bronze, or other alloys. The construction of primary and secondary exchangers ensures maximum heat transfer into the flowing water.
    The safe and efficient construction includes components like air, fuel, and water pressure valves, inlet and outlet pipes, temperature controls, adapters, and switches. The tankless water heater can supply hot water for bathrooms, kitchen, garage, and other rooms depending on requirement.
    They are also being used increasingly for the radiant floor heating, though the volume of heating is relatively less today. The system is consistent in dissipation rate when the insulation pipes are in proper alignment with the heating panels.

    Tankless Water heater Limitations
    The heating temperature range may drop when the number of units increases. The initial cost of installation could be higher compared to the other models. However, natural gas and propane-based tankless water heaters can provide efficient heating for large homes, when the number of installations is planned based on the output requirements. Find more information on this website

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  • Thinking of buying a Home

    Thinking of buying a Home

    If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in the Florida – Port St. Lucie area or relocating to our wonderful city, then you have arrived at a site that will provide you with quality real estate information for the whole coastal area.
    We are here to serve you by offering you the latest listings, current market information, tips on the home buying and selling processes, how best to prepare for relocating to and from Port St. Lucie, and the special services offered by our Agent.

    “They”, you know the infamous “experts”, tell us that people look on the internet for an average of 60 days before they’re actually ready to meet with or talk to an Realtor. The internet is such a powerful tool and we understand the value it affords. We also understand why you don’t want to talk to an agent too soon….we’re “salespeople” and no one wants to deal with a salesperson until they absolutely have to – – – especially a Realtor. We’re no different…we don’t want to deal with salespeople either until we’re ready!!

    However, when the time comes, we’d like to have the opportunity to interview with you and tell you what we can do for you as your Realtor. Top Banks Sales is an independent, boutique company that specializes in a high level of service….we just can’t help ourselves! Our team leader, has been selling real estate for 35 years. She left a large real estate company after 9 years to start an independent company that would reflect her high values and standards and be able to adapt to a needed change in the real estate model of the past. She understands that you may buy in 1 week, 1 month, 1 year or never. But….when the time comes, we hope that we have earned your business. Our mission is to make every client feel as if they are our only one!

    We do it all, but we specialize in:

    So, how does this all work? We understand that you don’t need us to “find” a home…. that’s what the internet allows you to do. However, we can do a better job negotiating all the terms of the sale and ensure that you’re making a wise investment by anticipating and eliminating many of the pitfalls that occur with unrepresented buyers. If a home is listed, the seller has an agent looking out for the seller’s best interest. You too, should have an agent looking out for your best interests.buying a house

    Over 80% of our business is from past clients and referrals. I only tell you this because I need you to understand that we are different from the average Realtor. We’re not looking for a quick sale…..we’re looking for a long-term relationship with you!

    Peruse our site. Hopefully you will find it helpful. If there’s something that we haven’t covered, please “>email, text or call us with any questions. At some point, you’ll be asked to register. We want to assure you that our intentions are not to bombard you with useless information, but rather to help you with no strings attached. We want ensure that you don’t forget about us when the time comes for you to make a real estate move. At no cost to you, we can help you:

    Search for homes from the convenience of your home based on your specific criteria
    Have listings posted on your own personal website
    Real estate market updates
    Tips, checklists, and area information
    Personal consultation
    Financial advice, and more
    We would appreciate the opportunity to interview with you when the time comes for you to make a move. Our mission is to educate you and empower you with the information you need to make a good investment decision while keeping the process as smooth and enjoyable as it should be! Find more information on this website
    Thank you for your time and consideration.

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