How long will it take my water heater to heat up?

Oh where, oh where, did all my hot water go? And how long will it take to get it back? These are timeless questions for Orange, CT families in the morning. Find a comfortable seat, because you could be waiting up to 1 hr 20 min. for a fresh 40 gallon tank of hot water to be ready. Here’s some estimates:

Gas Water Heater
Gas heats up the fastest in a tank type water heater. It will get you ready for your shower in about 30-40 minutes.

Electric Water Heater
Sadly, electric is going to stretch that heating time out anywhere from 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Solar Water Heater
Solar power is usually connected to an electric water heater. So, you are going to receive the same times as you would an electric powered water heater, 1 hour to 1 hour 20 min.

Tankless Water Heater
A tankless water heater heats the water as you need it. They’ve come a long way over the last few years, and can be a solution if you are constantly waiting for hot water from your conventional water heater.

Running out of hot water on a regular basis is something no family should have to live with. If you would like to discuss a solution to your hot water problem in your Orange, CT home, Rick’s Plumbing can help! Check out our money saving coupons and then give Rick’s Plumbing a call. If you need it quick, call Rick!