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side arm heat-x advantages and disadvantages

andrew123 Member Posts: 8
are there any disadvantages to installing a side arm heat exchanger on an existing electric water heater,to be connected from the primary loop of a cgi ng boiler currently feeding 2 air handlers.


  • KCA_2
    KCA_2 Member Posts: 308
    Do you mean

    Have a plate exchanger pre-heat the water before it goes into the water heater?

       Then ....   No down side that I can see...

    You likely wouldn't even need the elec. heater to be on if it were piped right...

    :-) Ken
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