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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Will Smaller Water Heater Tanks Be The Best Choice ?

Bradford White MI40T6FBN-337 40 Gallon Natural Gas Water HeaterYour saving water everywhere in your home,  why buy a Dino size tank type water heater? With all the water saving devices in the modern home it does not make sense to spend so much money storing a large amount of hot water. The average home in the US stores 40 to 50 gallons of hot water 24 hours a day. The average cost is approximately 15 to 20 percent of the homes total energy consumption. Why not cut that cost buy 50 percent?

If you install a .5 gpm (gallon per minute) aerator on your bathroom sink faucets, a 1 gpm aerator on the kitchen sink faucet, a 1.5gpm shower head on each shower faucet, and use a new water saving front-load washing machine, there is no need to store more than 20 gallons of hot water.

The smallest tank type water heater at most retail stores today is going to be 29 gallons. Next time you need to change your Water Heater, consider these options. You will be lowering your energy usage and helping the environment.

If you have the luxury of a large whirlpool or jetted tub you may consider an individual tank-less waterheater.
Bosch 2700ES NG Aquastar 7.2 GPM Indoor Tankless Natural Gas Water Heater

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