Legionella bacteria is found in the water supply of virtually every building at relatively low concentrations. Other bacteria, rust and sediment can and will accumulate in a standard tank model water heater. The bacteria only becomes potentially lethal when conditions favorable to it's growth exist. Legionnaire's Disease is a type of pneumonia that affects the lungs. 10,000 - 100,000 cases of Legionnaire's disease occur in the U.S. each year. Alarmingly, 5% - 15% of these cases are fatal, mostly in smokers, the elderly and in those whose impaired immune systems make them susceptible to bacterial infections. The bacteria has been found to flourish in domestic water heating systems where temperatures are maintained at constant levels for extended periods of time. The ideal temperature for the growth of this particular bacteria is 95 - 131 degrees F. The incubation period is 2 - 10 days. Interestingly enough, this is the temperature maintained in the typical home's conventional tank water heater, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In other words, all the conditions that are necessary for the growth of this disease are present in the average conventional residential water heater's tank.
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Replacing your conventional water heater with the Titan Tankless Water Heater eliminates the conditions that breed this disease. The water is heated only once, as you use it. When no one is using hot water in your home, the temperature of the water in the pipes cools to less than the 95 - 131 degrees F necessary for the growth of the bacteria. The temperature of the water is never maintained above 95 degrees for more than 15 - 20 minutes at a time, certainly not the 2 - 10 days required for the growth of the bacteria. Have you ever looked at what is at the bottom of your standard tank water heater after just 2 years or use? You would be shocked at the sediment, rust and other unhealthy things that will accumulate there! Not with the Titan and you will have endless healthy hot water!