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Tank Heater Reviews for New Homeowners

By June 22, 2020 No Comments

If you’re not singing Nelly’s “Hot In Herre” in the shower every morning, you might just need a new hot water heater.

While a new tank heater won’t improve your singing voice, it will improve the hot water output in your home.

Hot water heaters last an average of 13 years before replacement. If you have a high-quality water heater it can last even longer, so we understand that choosing the right one is important.

Luckily it’s easier than you might think!

Your new tank heater should have enough capacity to meet your family’s hot water needs, be within your budget, and last a long time.

So, what are you waiting for?! Read on to learn which one is best for your household.

What Is a Tank Heater?

A tank water heater is a multi-gallon tank designed to heat and store the hot water used within the household. These have been the most common types of water heaters and are standard in most homes.

The tanks store the water at a set temperature. This way the water is already hot and ready to go whenever someone needs it.

While recent models have become more efficient in recent years, tank water heaters are not the most efficient of water heaters.

Tankless, or on-demand water heaters, are more efficient and use less energy. However, they can be more expensive upfront. They also may require more maintenance or an upgraded electrical system if you live in an older home.

Electric Rheem Performance 40 Gal

This is a great choice for an average family of 3-4 individuals. This tank is the best in its price range for meeting the needs of an average household.

The tank will produce up to 54 gallons of hot water during the first hour of use.

With the average American shower using around 17 gallons of water, this model has more than enough hot water capacity to get mom and dad cleaned up in the morning.

Rheem Natural Gas 40 Gal

With the same capacity as the Electric Rheem Performance, this model is for natural gas hookups.

The push-button ignition system makes start-up a breeze.

Electric Westinghouse 52 Gal

One of the biggest issues families face with a tank or tankless water heater is running out of hot water.

This 52 gallon Westinghouse resolves that issue by heating up enough water for everyone’s needs. That is if your family is between 3-5 people.

This tank offers great value and performance in the larger capacity range.

Rheem Performance Platinum Hybrid Electric

This tank is one of our favorite for its high capacity, fast heating rate, and technological capabilities.

This tank can heat up to 72 gallons of water per hour, which is much more than the others on this list. Ease of access to its electrical components makes this tank very simple to swap out with an older model.

One of the best features, of course, is its ability to hook up to wifi to be controlled by your smartphone. Designed for use with a companion App allows for a whole new level of control.

From your smart device, you can adjust the temperature setting, access system information, and even program it for vacation mode.

For those tech-minded folks out there this tank is the way to go and the best water heater on our list.

Ready to Turn up the Heat?

If you think you know which tank heater is right for you, great!

Contact us and we will be happy to help you through the process!

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