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Tank Water Heaters

The most common way to heat water in the United States is with a tank-style water heater. Tank water heater units heat water even when not in use, to compensate for standby heat loss. Insulation between the storage tank and the outer jacket slows heat loss, but cannot eliminate it entirely. To maintain a preset water temperature, the water heater must cycle on periodically, even when there is no demand for hot water.

Tank water heaters generally have about 70% usable capacity, meaning a typical 50-gallon tank has about 30-35 gallons of truly hot water in reserve for usage. If there is high demand over a short period – a family taking back-to-back showers in the morning or a vacation home packed with guests – the hot water can run out. When it does, homeowners have to wait for the water to get hot again.

At Christianson, we rigorously test various brands of equipment and only sell and install the highest quality and most reliable systems. Based upon our experience and extensive quality testing, Christianson sells and installs A.O. Smith tank-style water heaters.

For more detailed information, click on the links below or call Christianson water heating expert today.

A.O. Smith Water Heaters


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