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Comments on the findings of an extensive review of published material on electrical domestic hot water heating and presents comments concerning the critical issues of water heating. First studies the phenomenon of Legionella pneumophila bacteria. Secondly, reviews electricity consumption. Finally, considers the energy savings of improved technological devices. States the aim of the survey is to provide an organised report on these aspects of electric domestic hot water heating in residential homes to form a basis for future research.

KEYWORDS: Domestic, hot water supply, water heating, electric heating, USA, Canada, legionnaires disease, bacteria, electricity consumption

Citation: ASHRAE Trans. 1994, vol.100, part 2, paper number 3791, 74-91, 21 tabs.