my problem is it takes way too long from the time I turn on my hot water taps to the point where i actually get hot water. The furnace has to turn on, water has to flow though the coil in the furnace and then flow upward to my taps. What I want to do is put in a non-heated storage tank (about 40 gallon) right after it comes out of the furnace. So when I turn on the hot water taps, it immediately comes from the storage tank, as it gets filled by the hot water coming from the furnace.
The tank would obviously be insulated very well to keep in the heat. Temp of water going into the tank would be about 180-190 degrees.
Does anyone see any problems with this setup? Have any suggestions or comments? I'm just throwing this idea out there.
My storage tank is an old oil fired hot water tank.
Thanks, Steve Cornick