and contrast Wanderport's proprietary eco-friendly microwave heat-engine technology performance efficiency results versus efficiency claims categorized and classified by others within the water heating industry.
Mr. Simoneau began by saying, "All water heaters consume some form(s) of energy in order to fulfill their stated purpose, which is to heat water. Traditional water heaters utilize energy solely in the form of "direct" consumption. An example of this would be natural gas, propane, electricity, etc., consumed to create heat. In the case of gas powered heaters, a controlled fire is used in proximity to a heat exchanger capable of handling high temperature. In the case of electric water heaters, a resistive element is used in proximity or immersed in the medium. These units have efficiency ratings (EF) that vary from about .67 to .95, where 1 is the theoretical maximum representing 'unity.' In other words, if your unit has an EF of 1 and is a unit utilizing a single 'direct' energy source, then the unit is operating at theoretical maximum efficiency. Other tangible losses, usually relating to usage patterns are more difficult to quantify and we would only require considering them when discussing heaters that require storage capacity. If this is the case, then we must ask why certain water heaters have claims of an efficiency rating (EF) greater than 1 or 'unity.
, Wanderport's Technical Advisor and Product Licensor, today summarized his thoughts on how to accurately