The biggest demand for hot water is usually in the morning when a family is getting ready for work and school. The tank is drained; it fills back up, the heater turns on and runs full blast as you walk out the door. You don’t need hot water then! Furthermore, the water cools and is re-heated in the tank several times each day, wasting energy and running up your utility bills, this makes your homes water heater decisions extremely valuable.
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