Water Heater Sales Tampa
Olin Plumbing of Tampa not only offers water heater repair and water heater installation, we also offer water heater sales of both residential and commercial water heaters. This includes both electric water heaters as well as gas water heaters and we also provide installation throughout the Greater Tampa Bay Area.
If you are in the market for a new water heater please be sure to contact us before you make a purchase as we can help you select the water heater that is best for your needs and the most efficient and cost effective. Call us today at (813) 443-5820 to learn more about water heater sales and check out our web pages for electric water heaters and gas water heaters.
Electric Water Heater vs Gas Water Heater
When it comes to choosing the water heater that is right for you, the choice between an electric water heater or a gas water heater can be a difficult one for some, while for others who may not have natural gas, oil, or propane at their structure installing an electric water heater may be their only option. For those who have the choice between the two, they may opt for a gas water heater as it typically uses less energy and therefore can cost less to run. However, you will want to keep in mind that gas water heaters tend to cost more than electric water heaters at the time of purchase and may have a shorter life span than their counterpart, therefore electric water heaters may be a better option for those on a tight budget.
Capacity vs First Hour Rating (FHR)
When most homeowners purchase a water heater, the most common mistake they often make is they select a water heater based on its capacity without considering its First Hour Rating (FHR). The thinking behind this is that a water heater that has a 75 gallon tank as opposed to a water heater that has a 40 gallon tank will better meet their household's hot water needs. Although it may be true that size matters, that if you have a large number of people in your household a large capacity water heater may be necessary. However, if all those people need to get ready for work and school within the same hour the First Hour Rating (FHR) will most likely be of greater importance. The First Hour Rating (FHR) lets you know the number of gallons of hot water the water heater can supply per hour. This is important in order to ensure that all members of your household will have hot water when they need it.
If you would like to learn more about sizing a new water heater and about First Hour Rating (FHR) you can visit www.energy.gov. You may also be interested in a tool put out by Residential Energy Dynamics that can help you determine the First Hour Rating. They created an online calculator for this purpose which can be found on their website at www.residentialenergydynamics.com
When you call upon Olin Plumbing to assist you with your hot water needs we can help you select the best water heater with the correct capacity and First Hour Rating (FHR) that will meet your family's needs. We can take the guess work out of it for you and provide you and your family with the peace of mind that everyone in your household will have hot water and nobody will be left in the cold. Give us a call at (813) 443-5820 and let us get you into hot water today.