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What to Do When You Need More Hot Water

September 15, 2020

You might be using more hot water in your home than you used to. Maybe you are home more or maybe your family has grown. In many cases, it's not practical or affordable to buy a new water heater, but the good news is that there are some simple and affordable things you can do to get more hot water out of your current water heater.

How to Increase Hot Water Output

Here are pro tips from Tom McConahay, Rheem® National Plumber Support Manager and has been a licensed plumber since 1993. Watch the video to find out how these options will help you get more hot water.

You can add a Rheem Auto Booster to a gas or electric tank and attach it to the hot water outlet for an additional 45% output. Or, you can add a Rheem Mixing Valve to allow you to increase temperature inside the tank and the mixing valve will temper it down as it leaves the water heater.

If You’ve Outgrown Your Water Heater

Maybe you’ve done all you can with your water heater and you want to look into upgrading. Replacing your water heater with an energy-efficient water heater such as Rheem ProTerra™ Hybrid or tankless can help you meet the hot water needs of your household. If you're thinking about upgrading, below are a few blog posts that can help you decide what product is best for you:

If savings of money and energy are top of mind, take a look at our new hybrid, Rheem ProTerra Hybrid Electric Water Heater. It is the most energy-efficient water heater on the market today, and uses about the same amount of electricity as running a 100-watt incandescent light bulb!1

If you need a lot of hot water - or simply never want to worry about running out - then a tankless water heater might be the right choice for you. Tankless water heaters combine a continuous flow of hot water, energy efficiency, and Rheem's tankless water heaters fit almost anywhere.

1Based on comparison of the annual operating cost of a 40- and 50-gallon Rheem ProTerra Hybrid model which assumes the unit is on constantly throughout the year against the energy needed to power a single 100-watt incandescent light bulb constantly for one year.

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