Tom Soter in Building Operations on August 30, 2012
But professionals like engineer Eric Cowley, a principal of Cowley Engineering, say that despite those pluses, the system is impractical for larger buildings. Since the flow rate is limited, a tankless system will not be able to keep up with hot water demands. “What happens when a great number of people are taking a shower?” asks Nick Orozco, a superintendent on the Upper West Side. “The system can’t handle it.”
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