Have you ever been the last person in your family to take a shower and all the hot water has been used up, so you’re stuck taking an icy shower? That is because all the hot water in the water heater has been used and it needs time to refill. This time to refill is called recovery time and can take up to 30 minutes before the tank is fully refilled. A high recovery water heater has the shortest refill time out of all water heater types. To get your high recovery water heater in Pasadena, San Fernando, and Tujunga, CA, call Twin Town Plumbing and Rooter at (818) 748-8615.
How Does a High Recovery Water Heater Work?
Individual water heaters have an element located at the bottom of the tank to keep water warm. They are either gas or electric coils. This can take a while for the water at the top to get heated as the warm air rises. In a high recovery water heater, there are two heating elements in the tank so all water gets heated at the same time. One heating element is located at the bottom of the tank like all water heaters, and the other heating element is located closer to the top of the tank where water is exiting. Hot water is provided quicker with two heating elements as it doesn’t take as long for one heating element to warm only the water at the bottom of the tank. With hot water now at the top of the tank, more time is allotted for new water to get warmed by the bottom heating mechanism as the tank refills.
Get Your High Recovery Water Heater Today!
High recovery water heaters come in both gas and electric models, so you don’t have to worry about switching electricity types. If you are unsure about what brand of high recovery water heater would be best for your household in Pasadena, San Fernando, and Tujunga, CA, the plumbers at Twin Town Plumbing and Rooter can help. We can help you choose your water heater based on water usage if you have gas or electric lines, price range, and more. Call us at (818) 748-8615 to schedule an appointment for high recovery water heater installation in Pasadena, San Fernando, and Tujunga, CA today!