Water Heater Service
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Our Water Heaters
Rather Be Plumbing can provide & install the perfect water heater for you at a competetive price. We offer electric water heaters, gas water heaters, and even tankless water heaters. Read on to learn which type is right for you.
This type of water heater uses high-voltage electric rods to heat the water. Electric water heaters are clean, safe, and cost less than the other types. The downsides are that they can use a lot of electricity, they reheat slower than gas models, and they won't work in a power outage.
With this type of tank, water is heated via a gas-fired burner at the bottom of the tank; the hot water rises, and is drawn off the top via a discharge tube. They heat water quickly and persist during power outages, and may be cheaper to operate than electric heaters. Your home needs a gas connection in order to use this type of water heater. You may need to re-light your water heater occasionally.
A tankless water heater does not have a big tank of water to always keep hot, which saves you money on electricity or gas. However, the flow rate is not as high as with normal hot water tanks, because the water needs to be passed through a heat exchanger within the unit. The initial cost of a tankless water heater is higher than for electric or gas water heaters, but they are more energy efficient and have a long lifespan.
What size of water heater do you need?
The capacity of a hot water heater should be based on the number of occupants and the peak hour water demand, regardless of the size of the house. The water heater should provide enough hot water at the busiest time of the day. Also, consider the number of plumbing fixtures you have in the home. The more sinks you have, the greater the demand for hot water. Finally, consider extraordinary hot water demands, such as hot tubs. The ability of a water heater to meet peak demand for hot water is indicated by its "first hour rating." This rating accounts for the effects of tank size and the speed by which cold water is heated.
|Recommended Tank Capacity by Family Size|
|1-4 people||40 Gallon|
|4-8 people||60 Gallon|