A more valuable measurement is the hot water tank’s first hour rating (FHR), which measures how much hot water the tank can deliver within a particular amount of time, such as your morning routine. When deciding on the right hot water tank, estimate how many gallons of hot water and how much time you’d need to get everyone in your family showered and ready for work or school on a typical day. Then choose a tank with a first hour rating that meets or exceeds your requirements.
Rheem Electric hot water tanks our our number one choice because we believe they're the best choice for our customers and the environment. Rheem non-metallic electric hot water tanks offer a highly efficient multi-layer seamless polybutene tank design that is lightweight, wont' rust, and is scratch and dent resistant. In fact, they're the most durable electric water heater ever made and available in sizes that support all residential and commercial applications. It's bowl shaped reservoir allows water and sediment to drain completely through a full flow brass drain valve that is recessed to stay out of the way of brooms during your regular cleaning routines. The EverKleen™ self-cleaning feature makes it maintenance free for efficient operation that saves energy, money, and improves tank life.
Bradford also offers a great hot water tank that we recommend to our residential customers because it exceeds the energy saving requirements while offering important features to ensure safe and reliable operation. The Vitraglas* inner lining is designed to protect the tank from erosion while the Hydrojet Total Performance system reduces sediment build-up and increases first hour hot water delivery to minimize temperature build up in the tank.