Do you know which water heater you should buy? When you are buying a traditional tank-filled water heater there are several things you should know before making your purchase. These include things such as whether or not to buy gas or electric, your household's demand for hot water, and the energy efficiency rating. Following is a guide from Roto-Rooter in Sunnyvale designed to give you the information you need to make an informed purchase.
There are some major differences between gas and electric appliances, including the following:
Obviously the size of tank you buy depends on how much water you use. Another factor, though, is how much water you use during the busiest hour of the day. A rating system has been developed that includes this information. Because the most water is generally used during the first hour in the morning, the rating system is known as the first hour rating (FHR). It is based on factors such as how many individuals are in your household and how many bathrooms you have. A San Mateo Roto-Rooter plumber can help you determine your FHR.
The EnergyGuide sticker is a yellow label that conveys water usage and energy-related information. It is a federal law that every appliance has one of these stickers attached to it. It contains the following information:
Once you have purchased the right water heater for your household it should be installed by an experienced individual. If you are a skilled, do-it-yourself plumber you may be comfortable installing it on our own. If not, feel free to contact Roto-Rooter to install your appliance whenever it is convenient for you.
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