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Standby Heat Loss

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Standby heat loss is the heat lost and energy wasted by heating water and storing it in a tank such as the case with traditional tank hot water heaters. Avoiding standby heat loss is a key design feature of tankless water heaters and how they make their energy efficiency claims.

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