MORE VALUE & BIG SAVINGS WITH GAS WATER HEATERS
We get callers everyday asking what kind of water heater should you buy. One of the first things we confirm is if you have a gas line running to your home or business. If you do, we normally recommend buying a new gas water heater from us (not the cheaper ones from Home Depot or Lowes that will break down quicker in the long run).
Once you decide on going with a gas water heater, one of the most important factors to decide (other than the size) is their energy factor rating, or EF rating. The EF rating is determined by three main factors:
STANDBY LOSS – percentage of heat loss when idle
CYCLING LOSS – percentage of heat loss when operating
RECOVERY RATE – percentage of water heated vs wasted
Established by the US Department of Energy, the EF rating will let you know just how energy efficient your water heater is. The higher the EF rating, the more efficient your water heater is, and the more money you save in energy costs every month.