Why Choose a QuikWater Over a Boiler?
While both a QuikWater direct contact water heating system and a traditional boiler are intended to generate the same product – a given amount of hot water at a flow rate and temperature specified by the user – these two products have some very significant differences.
|QuikWater Direct Contact
Hot Water System
|Up to 99% energy efficient||60-75% energy efficient|
|Stack temperatures below 100°F||Stack temperatures up to 400°F|
|Rust-resistant stainless steel vessel||Cast iron and carbon steel vessel|
|Hot water as needed “on-demand”||Continuous running boiler feed system|
|Safe, non-pressurized system||Highly pressurized system|
|No certified operator required||Certified operator may be required|
|Not subject to ASME code||Subject to ASME code requirements including permits and annual inspections|
|QuikWaters with NSF certification produce potable water without add-ons||Boilers usually require an add-on stainless steel heat exchanger for potable water|