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Tank Hot Water Heaters
When it comes time to invest in a new hot water heater, you will have a lot of variables to take into account in order to make the best decision possible. Of course, the first thing to decide is whether you want to go with a tank water heater or a tankless one. But if you do decide on a tank hot water heater, you will still have plenty of options to sort through.
G & S Heating, Cooling & Electric is proud to offer a wide variety of high–quality tank hot water heaters to our Seattle metropolitan area customers. We can provide expert advice and guidance to help you through the selection process and we will take care of full installation, maintenance and repair services as well.
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One of the first things to consider when you are examining various tank water heater options is what type of fuel they use to heat the water. In general, your options will be limited by what is available in your area, but you will probably be choosing between gas, oil and electric power sources.
The main determining factor in this case will be the going rate for each of these fuel sources in our area. You will probably be able to find energy efficient water heaters in all three varieties, so you will do best simply to choose one that uses the fuel source you can get for the lowest rate.
Hot Water Heater Tank Size
The size of the tank that your hot water heater has is important for a number of reasons. Of course, you do not want to run out of hot water on a regular basis, so you want to be sure that the tank is big enough to hold all of the water you will use at peak times in your household.
However, that does not just mean you should go out and get the biggest tank you can find and figure that will be good enough. If you do that, you will pay much more than necessary for hot water on a regular basis.
That is because a tank hot water heater heats the water in the tank and then keeps it hot until you use it. So even if you do not use any hot water for 12 hours, you will still be paying to keep that water hot. And the more water your tank holds, the higher that bill will be.
The best thing to do is to calculate the largest amount of hot water you can reasonably expect to use at once in your household. When you have that figure, you can take a look at the first hour rating (FHR) on each tank water heater to see what best matches your total.
Water Heater Energy Efficiency
Once you have settled on a tank size and a fuel type, it is time to sit down and compare the energy efficiency of the various models you are considering. The energy efficiency of hot water heaters is measured in two ways. You will want to look for both the EF rating and the per–hour energy rate so that you can get an accurate picture of what your total energy costs will be with each model.
Our Hot Water Heater Services
G & S has been installing, repairing and maintaining tank hot water heaters for our Puget Sound area customers for many years. We take great pride in offering only what we feel are the highest–quality products to our customers and we are always happy to answer questions and help you pick out the product that is the best match for you. So give us a call today to find out more about our excellent selection of traditional tank–style water heaters.