Hot water tank
Not all hot water tanks are created equal. When shopping for a new tank, here are some things to look for:
- Choose a high-efficiency water tank.
- Choose the electronic ignition option instead of a traditional pilot light for greater efficiency and safety.
- Consider a tank with an automatic vent damper to reduce convection up the exhaust stack.
- When designing your house or garage, place your hot water tank (and mechanical room) as close to the kitchen, laundry and bathrooms as possible to avoid heat loss through your pipes.