The most popular style of hot water heater is a storage tank that takes in cold water and retains it; then heats it to a preset temperature, and stands ready to distribute hot water when tap is opened. You can choose among gas, oil, electric or solar water heater and different size of tanks. The best size of water heater for your home is determined by how many people it will be serving during peak demand periods. A family of six will require more hot water than a single person. An undersized water heater won’t deliver sufficient quantities of hot water to meet its demand.
The optimal water heater size is also affected by its recovery rate. This is the water heater’s ability to heat incoming water to a preset temperature. The recovery rate is determined by the size of the heating unit and the type of fuel used.
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