At what point did the bathroom become so important to your happiness? The bathroom is one of the only rooms in the house where privacy is almost fully respected. It seems like it’s hard to get away for more than five minutes when you have a full house, which is why when you are looking to relax at the end of a long week, you want to make sure you have all your ducks in a row—rubber ducks that is. Whether it’s a steaming hot bath or a nice hot shower, there is nothing quite as relaxing or reinvigorating. Conversely, there is nothing as disappointing as expecting a hot shower and getting into lukewarm water that refuses to heat up.
A New Electric Water Heater In Your Future
Home makeover shows seem to be all the rage, so it’s probably no surprise that your spouse wants to tear down a few walls and redo the kitchen. But one upgrade you don’t see being installed on these shows is a new water heater. Which, when you think how important having a good source of hot water on hand is, seems just plain silly. If you’re thinking about upgrading your water heater, here are a few things to think about. What size is your family? Most water heaters come in 80, 125, 160, 250, 315 and 400 L models and are suited for most Australian families. Deciding on the size of tank you need is relatively simple, but is important if you don’t ever want to run out of hot water again. An 80 L tank is suitable for a couple 1-2 people while a 315 L tank, on a continuous tariff, will provide hot water for 4 – 6 people. A continuous tariff meaning you expect to be running the heater continuously. The next few items you might want to consider are: does your existing unit require anode protection? Is it top mounted? How high do you want the thermostat setting to go? A high setting is around 75 degrees Celsius. Is it going to be installed indoors or outdoors? Are you looking for a warranty? The best electric water heaters typically provide 10-year cylinder warranty with one year on all other components. Finally, something to consider when deciding on what is the best electric water heater for your family is whether or not you are looking for a more efficient tank? How much electricity will the tank use? A great water heater will never let you down when you need it most—it’s not something you’ll show off to your friends like a new television, but it will provide you years of happiness.