How long will it take my water heater to heat up?

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What was life like before the invention of a hot water heater? Well, for most of us, not one that we want to ever experience. Heating water in a pan over a fire may have once been a solution to taking a hot bath … but certainly not anymore.

If running out of hot water is a problem in your house, here’s an idea of how long you can expect to be waiting for a fresh supply.

  • Electric Water Heater – You could be waiting anywhere from 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes if electric is heating your water. The wonder of electricity can be seen everywhere, but it is not as efficient a source of energy for heating your water.
  • Solar Water Heater – Your solar power is usually connected through your electric water heater, so expect to be waiting up up to 1 hour 20 minutes for a fully stocked hot water heater.
  • Gas Water Heater – Gas is king when it comes to heating your water. A conventional 40 gallon gas water heater will get you back in the shower in just over 30 minutes.
  • Tankless – A tankless water heater tries to do away with all those waiting times, by heating only the water you need… when you need it. Since you are not waiting for a complete tank of water to be heated, you can eliminate the waiting times in between your family’s showers.

Roto-Rooter continues to be the #1 name in plumbing. If running out of hot water has become a daily routine in your household, check out our money saving coupons and then give us a call.

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