Indirect Water Heaters


Indirect water heaters are the latest technology that Kingston Plumbing & Heating, Inc. is proud to bring to customers in Massachusetts. Indirect heaters have what conventional water heaters lack. They lead to increased energy efficiency, hotter water, and lower monthly costs. You’ll enjoy a less expensive hot water solution that will work for your family for years to come.

How Do Indirect Water Heaters Work?

Indirect water heaters aren’t the same as tankless water heaters, but they aren’t conventional heaters either. They’re a category of their own. Indirect water heaters require a storage tank to hold the water, like a conventional system. However, indirect heaters use your home’s main boiler or furnace to heat fluids circulated through a heat exchanger. Indirect water heaters can use gas, propane, oil, electric, or solar energy to power up – or a combination of these. This type of heater works using forced air and hydronic (or radiant) floor heating systems.

Indirect water heaters use your home’s space heating system to heat water. They’re often more efficient than tankless heaters, since the furnace turns on and off less often. The water tank stores energy instead of expending it with each turn of the tap. If you choose to combine your water and space heating system, you enjoy lower installation and maintenance costs. Since there’s only one source of heat in your home, you won’t need as many moving parts or utility hook-ups.

To determine the efficiency of your combination space and water heater system, look at its combined appliance efficiency (CAE) score. The higher your CAE, the more energy efficient your system is. Typical combination ratings range from 0.59 to 0.90. The Kingston Plumbing & Heating, Inc. staff member who installs your system can measure your CAE for you and give you tips on how to optimize your household or business’s water heater energy efficiency. Proper installation and routine maintenance of your indirect water heaters can enhance energy savings.

We Offer Eight Indirect Water Heater Services

As a full-service plumbing company, Kingston Plumbing & Heating, Inc. can perform any type of indirect water heater repair and replacement you may need. We have the tools, knowledge, and resources to complete most jobs in the same day. Our crew can install indirect water heaters from the top companies easily and efficiently, replacing your outdated system and immediately improving your home comfort. The range of services that we provide for indirect water heaters includes:


  • New water heater installation
  • Temperature valve repair
  • Pressure relief valve repair
  • Cold water inlet/hot water outlet maintenance
  • Storage tank repair and maintenance
  • Heat exchanger repair
  • Water heater leak repair
  • Boiler repair and replacement

There are several brands available for the purchase of indirect water heaters. Kingston Plumbing & Heating, Inc. offers the top companies, including Bradford White water heaters. Bradford White offers a few different indirect water heaters, including one with a double-wall heat exchanger and another for commercial applications. When a water heater has a top brand name, you know years of impeccable service and positive customer reviews back it. Customers trust Kingston Plumbing & Heating, Inc. because we offer top brands at competitive prices, and we stand by the companies whose products we use.

As a licensed and accredited New England plumber, we have what it takes to complete all types of services according to the highest standards of care. We’re happy to schedule routine maintenance checks for your indirect water heater to ensure it always operates at its peak performance. Preventing a problem is always better than repairing one. When you schedule routine checks with Kingston Plumbing & Heating, Inc., you’ll have peace of mind that your system is heating your water as efficiently as possible.

The Importance of Water Heater Maintenance

Your home’s water heater is a tough and durable piece of equipment, but that doesn’t mean you can skip routine maintenance checks. All indirect water heaters have storage tanks, moving parts, and heating equipment that requires regular checks to ensure correct operation. Something like a leaking tank can lead to massive property damage and expensive repairs. Repairing small issues before they become large ones can save you thousands of dollars.

When selecting a plumber to maintain your system, make sure the company deals with indirect water heaters specifically. These systems require special knowledge and care. Request written cost estimates, and ask to see a company’s references or testimonials. Your local Better Business Bureau will have a rating for the company that you can review as well. Hiring the right maintenance company will extend the life of your indirect water heater and minimize monthly operating costs. Review Kingston Plumbing & Heating, Inc.’s customer testimonials.

If you’re interested in indirect hot water heaters for your business, routine maintenance is even more important. Commercial indirect water heaters have super-efficient exchanger coils, steel tanks, and vast hot water reserves. Companies design commercial tanks to operate at high usage amounts without breaking. However, even the most efficient system needs maintenance. Don’t risk a major plumbing disaster when you can prevent one with water heater checkups from Kingston Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

If you’re ready to join the hundreds of Massachusetts citizens who’ve discovered the advantages of indirect water heaters, call Kingston Plumbing & Heating, Inc. at (978) 304-1933 or contact us online.

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