shower-head-tank-heatersStorage water heaters, best known as tank heaters, are an excellent choice for both household and commercial use. They are by far the most popular water heating unit in America today, because of their unique features. Here are some of the many benefits of installing a tank type water heater.

The first, and most attractive benefit of storage water heaters, is their ability to keep a large amount of water heated constantly. A tank water heater may vary in size from about 20 gallons to as large as 100 gallons. What’s the reason for the size difference? The answer is quite simple. The size of the tank is directly related to the amount of water that is available in a given period of time.

What size water heater is best for you? The answer depends on a few different factors. The first factor to take into consideration is the number of bathrooms and water using appliances. The second is the size of the bathroom. Does your bathroom include a large tub and or shower? Often, a larger tank size is necessary to provide for the increased water use. Finally, the size needed will often depend on the fuel source. Electric water heaters heat water at a slower rate than gas heaters, so they require a larger tank to ensure a reliable supply of hot water.

The second advantage of storage water heaters is their ability to use energy at a relatively low rate. Unlike tankless water heaters which use a larger amount of energy in a shorter period of time, tank heaters heat the water gradually, and then store it for later use. While the water is being stored, the temperature is also being monitored by the thermostat. If the water is held in the tank for an extended period of time, the water is then re-heated to the correct temperature, ensuring the most reliable temperature control.

Finally, the tank type water heater is able to provide a more constant temperature over a longer period of time than a tankless heater. This benefit is most prominent in shower use, where a steady supply of hot water is vital to a luxurious shower. In a tank heater the hot water output is a constant temperature with no cold spots because the water is constantly monitored to maintain a continuous temperature.

Storage water heaters may qualify for an energy rebate. To see if you qualify, contact your energy provider.

Would you like to replace your current water heater with a larger or more energy-efficient unit? Studies have shown that replacing your current water heater with a more energy-efficient unit can save you hundreds of dollars each year.

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