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Expanding Your Hot Water Supply

It’s happened to all of us. You’re enjoying a nice shower when the warm, comforting water turns ice cold. When your household starts to grow, you need a way to expand your hot water supply to meet increased demands on your heater. However, with so many ways to upgrade your system, it can be difficult choosing an expansion that’s right for your home. To help you out, here are three of the most effective tools to grow your hot water supply.

Tool #1: Hot Water Heater Boosters

Heater boosters effectively double the amount of hot water available from your tank. How is this possible? When the booster is attached to water heating tank, it raises the resting temperature up to 140 degrees. Before this cleaner, extra-hot water is dispensed from your shower, faucets, and other appliances, it is mixed with your cold water to lower the temp back to a comfortable 120 degrees. As a tool that works with your existing hot water system, setup is easy and it helps you avoid the cost of replacements.

Tool #2: Heat Pump Water Heaters

Sometimes you just need a new water heater. If you’re going to replace your water heater in the near future, consider switching to an energy-efficient heat pump model. This design utilizes ambient warmth from the surrounding storage room to heat your water. These models work best when situated in warm environments, so they’re regularly stored next to the home furnace. Some homeowners save hundreds of dollars each year with lower energy costs.

Tool #3: Tankless Water Heaters

Sometimes you just want to skip the maintenance. With a new tankless water heater, you just might. Tankless heaters typically feature much better energy efficiency than conventional storage tank heaters. They don’t always have as strong a flow rate, but with a secondary unit you’ll be able to support multiple appliances throughout the house at once.

For more information on expanding your hot water supply, talk to one our plumbing specialists at At-Ease Plumbing. Give us a call at (972) 440-5644.