Energy efficiency of waterheater
Capacity: 50 US Gallons
Recovery - 42 (?)
Installed - 1991
What's the energy factor of this old gas waterheater? Were waterheaters even rated in the early 90s?
I'm curious to know if today's natural draft models are significantly more efficient than what I have. I looked at the specs of new models and they're all piss poor - ranging from 0.58 to 0.60.
General public's attitude towards our energy predicament: "I reject the reality of finite resource depletion and substitute it with my own; energy is infinite, we just need an alternative storage medium to run the cars on. The economy can grow indefinitely - we just need to "green" everything! Technology is energy! Peak what?"