Mechanicals: Ultimate Electric Hot Water Heater Setup

August 20, 2015

Texas-based contractor Matt Risinger is a fan of water heaters by Rheem, but says that their biggest downfall is their capacity.

“I estimate a typical 50 gallon unit has about 30 minutes of showering before it’s drained and that can be tight if you need back-to-back showers,” he writes.

But there’s a novel way to use the latest Rheem model that, according to Risinger, can solve this capacity issue: using a 50 gallon electric heater and a 50 gallon super insulated tank for storage.

Read more at Matt Risinger’s blog.

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