||Twin Titan: The Power Of Two
Who should use the Twin Titan Configuration?
This setup is ideal for homes in the Northern States,
where the incoming water temperature may be below 50°
F at certain times of the year. Homes with high demand
for hot water, such as water jet type showers, may also
benefit from this configuration.
Why use two units? Why not just
one large tankless water heater?
One N-120 requires a 60 AMP breaker. This is the largest
allowed by the NEC (National Electric Code) for this
type of appliance in a residential home. This limitation
imposed by the NEC determines how the units are built.
What about your competitors, they
sell one large unit?
Actually, they sell one box with two units inside. Many
companies are not very up front about this. They disguise
two units in one box and market it as a "single"
large unit. But just take a look at their wiring diagram
(if you can find it) and it will become obvious that
you are actually connecting two units, with two runs
of wires, and two individual breakers for each of the
two unit inside the "one" box.
So, which is better, a Twin Titan
setup? Or a "single" box housing two units
- The Twin Titan setup provides Redundancy,
a backup plan, if you will. In a Twin Titan setup,
if one unit needed to be serviced, you would be able
to remove that unit and send it in for service. All
the while, the other Titan will still be heating your
water. In a single box housing two units, you will
need to completely remove the entire box and send
it in for repair, leaving you cold.
- The Twin Titan configuration has approximately 25%
higher heating capacity than the largest "single"
box from the competition.
- Our Twin Titan configuration costs about 1/3 (one-third)
less than the competition's"single" box.
- The Titan has a proven and established track record.
Since 1986 our units have been heating the water in
homes across the US and abroad.
Tankless Water Heater Setup: Parallel
There are a number of advantages the parallel setup
has over the series setup (sequence):
- Increased Flow Rate - By installing the tankless
water heaters in a parallel system you will effectively
double the available flow rate, as the water runs
into each heater independently.
- Redundancy: In a parallel setup, if one of the tankless
water heaters ever needed to be removed for servicing,
it may be taken out of the system and still leave
the other heater in place, fully functional. Granted,
you will not have the same capacity for hot water,
but you will have hot water nonetheless.
- Increased Service Life: In the parallel setup,
both tankless water heaters receive cold water directly
from the supply line. In a series setup, one of the
heaters would receive hot or warm water from the first
unit. This second unit may not be able to cool itself
effectively as the water it is receiving may already
- Heating Capacity: Because the water supply is divided
into two, each of the tankless water heaters in a
parallel setup gets only half as much water, therefore
are able to provide virtually twice as much heat.
Hence, the parallel tankless water heater setup is
able to provide as much heating capacity as the series
setup, plus all the added advantages outlined above.
For increased heating capacity and flow rate, a parallel
tankless water heating setup really is the recommended
way to go.
I live in the northern part of
the country. Can I still use just one Titan?
Absolutely, you can still use one single Titan. However,
please make note of the following, determining and understanding
the following factors:
- Your incoming water temperature
- The water flow of your showerhead/faucet
- The Titan SCR2 N-120 will raise your water temperature
50° at a rate of 2 GPM (Gallons Per Minute)
Now, to illustrate. Let's say that your
incoming water temperature is 45°, and your showerhead
has a flow rate of 2.0GPM, your final water temperature
will be 95°, just bit warm. So what can we do? You
could replace your showerhead for a more efficient model,
of say, 1.5GMP. At this flow rate, the Titan will raise
the temperature of your water 66°, providing you
with a final water temperature of approximately 111°.
Studies have shown that a comfortably warm shower is
taken at a temperature of 102°-105°F, temperatures
above that are generally considered too hot for comfort.
How's the performance of an efficient
Keep in mind that a low flow showerhead does NOT mean
wimpy showers. As a matter of fact, in most cases, these
showerheads provide more pressure, for a more vigorous
shower than regular showerheads using double the amount
of water. Special mechanisms inside these units allow
for the increased pressure, resulting in a satisfying
Hmm, I still have another couple
of questions. Whom can I ask?
Please call or email us, we'd love to help you. Our
policy is honesty and tranparency, and we try to answer
and provide as much information about our products as
possible. As a matter of fact, our website is constantly
being updated, making it more informative and easier
to use with each update. But if you still have questions,
please contact us.