Energy Efficient Water Heaters
In hard water areas there is a case for specifying Titanium sheathed water heating elements which have a superior thermal performance than Nickel alloy heaters.
In the cases where Nickel alloy elements have failed from the effects of limescale build up, Titanium sheathed heaters should be used as replacements. Not only will Ti heaters provide many years of trouble free service but lifetime energy cost savings will be significant.
As part of the Government’s strategy to lower carbon emissions, the Code for Sustainable Homes will affect, inter alia, material selection where a significant contribution to reducing emissions can be demonstrated. In terms of electric water heating, in hard/corrosive water environments, it is clear Titanium sheathed elements should be seriously considered for new boiler designs and the replacement market.
Additionally, implicit in the EC Directive on Electrical and Electronic Waste disposal is the need for manufacturers to supply longer life products which is clearly relevant to the water heater market.
Titanium Immersion Heaters
Our water heaters are manufactured by the Backer Electric Company Ltd., using thin wall Titanium tube supplied by Titanium Products. This results in energy cost savings in comparison with competing manufacturer’s products. “Backersafe” heaters are manufactured to the latest issue of BSEN 60335-2-73 to ensure that the immersion heater is isolated from the mains supply should the primary thermostat fail with the contacts closed. “Backersafe” heaters have a standard low cost thermostat with an additional re-set button thermostat in series with the rod thermostat: should the primary thermostat fail, a low cost replacement can be fitted and the protected thermostat reset.