The recovery rate of a water heater refers to how quickly a heater can resupply a hot water tank when your family member takes a hot shower or run the faucet. For families that are regularly running out of hot water, a high recovery model can be all the difference between a relaxing or frigid shower. If your hot water supply is running out on a daily basis, talk to one of our experienced plumbers about a quick recovery water heater in Fontana, CA. Give us a call at (909) 684-1915.
What is a High Recovery Water Heater?
Recovery is all about speed and capacity. Heaters with a high recovery rate can reproduce more hot water in a shorter period of time than a standard heater. High recovery water heaters can be powered by gas, electricity, or solar energy (each with unique benefits).
Considerations when Selecting Your Heater
Energy Efficiency. Electric water heaters are typically rated higher than their gas-fueled counterparts in terms of energy efficiency. Tanks with gas heaters can’t be completely insulated, so they waste more heat than an electric system. Heat pump water heaters and solar-powered models tend to have higher energy efficiency.
Annual Operating Cost. Because the cost of using natural gas is often lower than electric cost, many gas heaters provide lower annual operating expenses than comparable electric models. However, some high-efficiency electric models (such as those certified by Energy Star) feature much lower annual energy costs. Talk to your plumber to help you find a water heater that’s right for your budget.
First Hour Rating and Recovery Rate. The first-hour rating of a water heater will help you know how much hot water it can produce during the day. You start off with a full tank, then your water heater resupplies your tank as you consume water. This rating is especially important in the morning and evening family washing times. If your water heater recovery rate is too low, your family will have to suffer cold water while your heater refills the tank.
If you’re tired of running out of hot water for your shower, talk to one of our friendly plumbers at A O Dowd Plumbing Inc. about a quick recovery water heater for your home. Give us a call at (909) 684-1915 and ask for a quote on a quick recovery water heater in Fontana, CA. Talk to one of our plumbers about scheduling a water heater inspection.