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Cape Cod Resort Saves $1,400/Month with Hybrid Water Heaters

Hybrid Units Provide a 12 Percent Reduction in Resort’s Energy Bill

June 10, 2013
DALLAS — The Cove at Yarmouth, located in West Yarmouth, Mass., was throwing money down the drain with its former hot water heaters. Within an eight to 10 year period, the resort was replacing its old water heaters at a rate of one to two per year. Eventually, the resort’s general manager, Michael Edwards, decided it was time to make a change. When he contacted Murphy’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing in Cape Cod, the contractor recommended the Eternal hybrid water heater because of its energy efficiency and dependability.

“Ease of installation combined with the energy savings passed on to our customers makes Eternal our preferred water heater. We have several more projects in the works, and we take pride in the brand we are installing,” said Bill Heath, plumbing manager for Murphy’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing.

The Cove at Yarmouth is a 13-acre resort that opened in 1986. Its 229 suites and townhouses create a high demand for hot water. Each accommodation features two full baths and a kitchen area. The resort’s restaurant, athletic facility with guest bathrooms, laundry rooms, and other common area restrooms all use hot water as well. The buildings on the property occupy 212,000 square feet of space.

Before the Eternal installation, the Cove at Yarmouth had 23 standard 100 gallon, 199,000 Btu hot water tanks. The motivating factor for Edwards to replace the old units was the need for a hot water solution that was more energy efficient.

“The most significant thing is the energy savings. The Eternals equate to a 12 percent reduction in my energy bill,” said Edwards, who added that he is saving $1,400 a month.

The Eternal installation included 21 GU195S water heaters and five storage tanks. One of the storage tanks is 80 gallons, and the other four are 120 gallon storage tanks. Designed for residential and commercial applications, the GU195S is Eternal’s most powerful unit. It is designed to provide continuous hot water, but unlike a tankless unit, it has a small reserve tank inside to maintain water pressure and avoid temperature fluctuation. With the GU195S, installers can use a single unit or multiple units with additional storage to accommodate large applications that have an unpredictable high demand for hot water.

“It was a seamless installation that went smoothly,” said Richard Toma, service manager for Murphy’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing. To learn more about the product and the company, Toma attended an Eternal hybrid water heater training class. “I felt Eternal offered amazing tech support. From the reliability of the product to the support you get, it’s just great. The best I’ve seen with manufacturers,” he said.

Eternal offers 98 percent efficiency, is lead free, has close to zero carbon emissions, and exceeds Energy Star standards.

For more information on Eternal hybrid water heaters, go to www.eternalwaterheater.com.

Publication date: 6/10/2013

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