Water heaters come in a variety of sizes, styles, and brands. Among those, there are different functions and levels of those functions. The amount of water that can be heated over a period of time–the recovery rate–is something most people are concerned about; no one wants a water heater that takes too long to heat water, and thus leaves people taking short showers, unless they want part of their shower to be in cold water. For information and help choosing, and installing high recovery water heaters in Franklin, Cashiers, and Highlands, NC, call Andrews Auld Heating & Cooling, Inc. today at (828) 229-2727.
The Water Heater Recovery Rate
The recovery rate refers to how much hot water a water heater can produce within a specific time. The amount of heated water your unit can offer depends upon a number of things, such as the heating element’s wattage, the unit’s overall efficiency, the temperature you need, and more. The rate of recovery is usually defined as gallons per hour, and assuming a 100-degree rise in temperature. This is not always the case, but higher recovery water heater models are made to do more.
This improves functionality for you and your family. When water takes too long to heat, or heats too few gallons in the time it takes, you have less hot water to use and more time to wait for the next chance at hot water. If you have a large house, or more people in the house, or both, this can cause a lot of frustration. Most people are familiar with the classic fight over who used all the hot water. This doesn’t have to be the case; you can have a high recovery water heater that offers hot water when you need it.
These systems can be highly efficient. They are designed to be reliable, durable, and many have reduced emissions with a high percentage of thermal efficiency. If you need more hot water available to you in a shorter period of time for your comfort, a high recovery water heater could be what you need. If you and your family struggle with hot water needs, consider a high recovery model. At Andrews Auld Heating & Cooling, Inc., we can help you choose and install your new water heater. Call us at (828) 229-2727 for high recovery water heaters in Franklin, Cashiers, and Highlands, NC.