If “out of sight, out of mind” is what you think of when it comes to water heaters, you’re not alone.
An average water heater can last about eight to 12 years, so most people don’t even check on their water heater as long as it’s delivering hot water on demand.
But what happens when hot water runs out too fast? What if the water heater is in a tight space and there is not enough room to install a larger unit? These types of issues happen frequently. And we’ve all experienced the shock of cold water after just a few minutes into a nice, hot shower. It’s never fun.
Good news is, you can often get more hot water capacity from an existing water heater by installing a Tank Booster mixing valve kit.
The Cash Acme Tank Booster Pro thermostatic mixing valve is a water heater accessory that allows water to be stored at a higher temperature, but safely delivered at 120°F (49°C) to all outlets. The valve mixes both hot and cold water, which in turns dilutes the hot water with cold to bring the mixed water temperature to a safe 120°F. This means that less hot water is taken from the water heater and since you’re storing hot water at a higher temperature, but pulling less of it from the tank, the water heater’s capacity is increased, boosting the amount of usable water for bathtubs, faucets showers, etc.
Learn more about Tank Booster Pro. Already have one, or installed one for a customer? Tell us how it’s working.
Did You Know?
The average shower consumes 2.5 gallons of water per minute.
Filling a bathtub can use up to 70 gallons of hot water.
Standard washing machines account for about 22% of home water consumption and can use anywhere between 20-40 gallons of water per load.
*It only takes seconds for hot water to burn or scald, and it can happen even quicker with young children. Include a Tank Booster Pro mixing valve with water heater installations to prevent scalding and ensure that water is delivered at a safe temperature to all outlet fixtures.