In typical storage tank water heaters, when the hot water tap is turned on, the always-ready warm water in the water heater is then sent to the intended faucet. Depending on how much hot water is used from the water heater, it automatically replenishes itself. But if the tank is completely emptied, it could take some time to refill it. This is called recovery time- the time it takes for the water heater to refill itself of hot water again. Different types of water heaters have different recovery times and speeds. In a quick recovery water heater, the time to refill the water is the shortest as the water heater is specially designed to be quicker.
Quick recovery water heaters are very beneficial to households that use a lot of hot water daily or large families that find the last person to take a shower having no hot water to use. If you are interested in getting a quick recovery water heater in San Jose, CA, contact Miracle Plumbing Inc. at (408) 599-7108 today.
Benefits of a Quick Recovery Water Heater
In water heaters, there are heating elements (either electric or gas) located at the bottom of the tank that keep water warm. As there is typically only one heating element, and as water is used and refilled in the tank, it can take up to 30 minutes to warm the new batch of freshly stored water.
A quick recovery water heater has two heating elements that warms up smaller batches of water in different parts of the tank, providing hotter water quicker. One heating element is located in the bottom of the tank like all water heaters, while the extra heating mechanism is located by the top of the tank where the water is exiting. The top heating mechanism provides hot water quicker because it doesn’t take as long for the hot water that was heated at the bottom of the tank to travel all the way up to the top and additionally through the pipes. With hot water being used from the top, it gives more time for new water that is being refilled to get heated up by the bottom heating mechanism.
Call For Quick Recovery Water Heater Installation Today
A quick recovery water heater can come in either gas or electric models. The plumbers at Miracle Plumbing Inc. can help you choose which model is best for you based on your water usage and if you have gas or electric lines in your house. To get a quick recovery water heater in San Jose, CA, call Miracle Plumbing Inc. at (408) 599-7108.