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sistema ad accumulo

English translation: storage water heater

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Italian term or phrase:scaldacqua ad accumulo
English translation:storage water heater
Entered by: Moll
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12:57 Jul 2, 2002
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Italian term or phrase: sistema ad accumulo
A kind of water heater, as opposted to 'istantanea' type which I suppose stores up the hot water rather than heating it there and then
Moll
Local time: 00:14
storage heater
Explanation:
going on your description

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Note added at 2002-07-02 13:03:15 (GMT)
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I found this website that describes the different types of water heaters available. Here\'s what it says about storage heaters:

Storage Water Heaters
A variety of fuel options are available for conventional storage water heaters electricity, natural gas, oil, and propane. Ranging in size from 20 to 80 gallons (75.7 to 302.8 liters), storage water heaters remain the most popular type for residential heating needs in the United States. A storage heater operates by releasing hot water from the top of the tank when the hot water tap is turned on. To replace that hot water, cold water enters the bottom of the tank, ensuring that the tank is always full.

Because the water is constantly heated in the tank, energy can be wasted even when no faucet is on. This is called standby heat loss. Newer, more energy-efficient storage models can significantly reduce the amount of standby heat loss, making them much less expensive to operate. To determine the most energy-efficient model, consult the EnergyGuide label required on storage water heaters. EnergyGuide labels indicate either the annual estimated cost of operating the system or energy efficiency ratings.


http://www.eren.doe.gov/erec/factsheets/watheath.html
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Sarah Ponting
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Local time: 00:14
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storage heater


Explanation:
going on your description

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Note added at 2002-07-02 13:03:15 (GMT)
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I found this website that describes the different types of water heaters available. Here\'s what it says about storage heaters:

Storage Water Heaters
A variety of fuel options are available for conventional storage water heaters electricity, natural gas, oil, and propane. Ranging in size from 20 to 80 gallons (75.7 to 302.8 liters), storage water heaters remain the most popular type for residential heating needs in the United States. A storage heater operates by releasing hot water from the top of the tank when the hot water tap is turned on. To replace that hot water, cold water enters the bottom of the tank, ensuring that the tank is always full.

Because the water is constantly heated in the tank, energy can be wasted even when no faucet is on. This is called standby heat loss. Newer, more energy-efficient storage models can significantly reduce the amount of standby heat loss, making them much less expensive to operate. To determine the most energy-efficient model, consult the EnergyGuide label required on storage water heaters. EnergyGuide labels indicate either the annual estimated cost of operating the system or energy efficiency ratings.


http://www.eren.doe.gov/erec/factsheets/watheath.html


Sarah Ponting
Italy
Local time: 00:14
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agree  Red Cat Studios
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agree  Gian
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agree  Orietta Neri
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agree  mergim: Perhaps "storage water heater" to be more precise
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