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Starting at $700.00 with installation
The GreenFoX is not a water heater but an easy add-on to give it a boost and increase your water heater efficiency rating. It will reduce the workload, give it a faster recovery time, and conserve energy!
DWHR works with a traditional tank or tankless water heater, solar, geothermal heat pump or any other type of water heating system. Whether you’re a homeowner, business owner, or facility manager there is a GreenFoX for you! It’s also great Do It Yourself project.
You can run multiple showers, and other appliances, at the same time without losing pressure or getting a blast of cold water. An instant fix for tankless water heaters that have a hard time keeping up with demand in cold water regions.
Because of gravity, the GreenFoX works for you every time hot water goes down the drain. The average payback on a DWHR system is about 2 -7 years. This depends on how many people are in your household, how many showers each day, the type of heating fuel used, and ground water temperatures.
Example of hot and cold water temperatures with a GreenFoX DWHR
The size of the GreenFoX and the rated efficiency is based on the number of people in the household or on the amount of hot water a facility uses. For the best return on investment, we recommend the 42” unit for households of 4 or fewer people and the 48” for 5 or more people. The 36” units are great for households with 3 or fewer people, or for limited clearance and crawl spaces.
The heat exchanger becomes part of the drainage stack by replacing a vertical section of the drain line, usually in your basement. The outside coil becomes part of your fresh water supply line. It can be installed with any combination of drainage pipe and fresh water piping.
A. Determine size of the drain diameter (2”, 3” or 4” is normal)
B. Find longest section of available vertical space in the main drain line
C. Use ¾” connections for the cold-water supply
For larger residences and commercial uses, units can be connected
Since the diameter of the GreenFoX is the same as the existing drain, there is no clogging or build up. There are no moving parts or required maintenance. And since it is all copper, it will last the lifetime of your plumbing and is 100% recyclable at the end of its useful life, in about 30 years or so.
Intertek ETL/Warnock Hersey 3rd party testing and safety certification
IAPMO PS 92 Standards for Heat Exchangers
IAPMO 2012 Green Plumbing and Mechanical Supplement Code Section 606.0
CSA B55.1 Performance Standard
CSA B55.2 Safety Standard
2015 International Code Council
Energy Conservation Code
Section C404.8, Section R403.5.4
Chapter 4 [CE] Commercial Energy Efficiency
Chapter 4 [RE] Residential Energy Efficiency
Green Construction Code Section 607.5
Chapter 6 Energy Conservation, Efficiency
and CO2 Emission Reduction
Residential Code Section N1103.5.4 (R403.5.4)
Chapter 11 [RE] Energy Efficiency