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How to Choose the Right Hot Water Tank for Your Home


At least one study has proven that cold showers have health benefits. However, even if that's the case, the people who took those showers were well prepared for them. No one has done a study on people who take cold showers unexpectedly.


Have you been experiencing a lot of unexpected cold showers lately? If so, there may be something wrong with your hot water storage tank. You may need to get a new one.


Read on to learn how to choose a new hot water tank. To get the best hot water heater for you, you need to consider several different factors.


Capacity

How much hot water does your household use every day? You can probably get a good idea of this by looking at old water bills. Take the number of days your water bill charges for and divide the total cost to get your daily water use.


Does your household use a lot of water every day (psst, you can use less)? Then you should get a hot water tank with a larger capacity.


Space

Still, you also need to consider how much space you have in your home. If you don't have a lot of space, a smaller hot water tank may be ideal.


Yes, having a smaller hot water tank can be inconvenient. However, you can ask your household to take some steps to conserve hot water. For example, you can wash clothes in cold water instead of hot water.


Cost

How much do certain types of water tanks cost? When you think about this question, don't just think about how much a water tank costs upfront. You also need to think about how much your water bill will increase when you get it.


A lot of this depends on the size of a hot water tank. The larger the tank in a hot water heater, the more water it will need to store. Larger tanks will need to pull in a lot of water from the plumbing system, and this will show up on your water bill.


You may want to consider getting something more energy efficient.


Fuel Type

Finally, you need to think about what type of fuel you want your hot water tank to use. You have the choice of choosing a gas-powered or electricity-powered tank. If neither of those suits you, there are also heat-pump hybrid models.


Gas models are more energy efficient and less costly to maintain. However, electric models have lower upfront costs. Heat pumps are more energy-efficient than electric water heaters, but they don't function well in cold environments.


Get a New Hot Water Storage Tank

There's a lot to consider when you get a new hot water storage tank. Give yourself some time to go over the pros and cons of all of these choices. If you do, you're more likely to be happy with your final choice.


And when you're ready to get a new hot water tank, talk to us. We carry several hot water tanks from banks known for performance, longevity, and energy efficiency. When you're ready, fill out the form on the CL Plumbing site to get more information.

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