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Keep Water Hot Longer with a Tank Booster


As college kids return home for the summer or relatives stay over during the holidays, homeowners often find themselves running out of hot water more quickly. After the third cold shower of the week, homeowners start wondering how to make hot water last longer.

The next time you service a water heater, ask the customer about their hot water capacity. If they tend to run out quickly, they may benefit from the installation of a Cash Acme Tank Booster. You can even promote solutions like this as an added service on your social media account before school breaks and the holiday season.

Boosting Hot Water with a Thermostatic Mixing Valve

The Cash Acme Tank Booster thermostatic mixing valve is a water heater accessory that enables hot water to last longer. It does this by storing water at a higher temperature, mixing it with cold water as it leaves the tank and delivering it at a safe temperature to all outlets. Because water is stored in the tank at a higher temperature of up to 140° F, less hot water needs to be used as it mixes with the cold water supply to temper and deliver at a safe 120° F. This boosts the amount of usable hot water for bathtubs, faucets, showers and more.

For customers who want the data, here’s what you can share with them:

  • Installing a Cash Acme Tank Booster increases the amount of usable hot water by as high as 234% on gas water heaters and 125% on electric water heaters.*

*The exact amount of available hot water depends on the size and manufacturer of the water heater, flow rate and the cold water inlet temperature. Either way, your customers stand to gain access to more hot water after a Tank Booster installation.


Preventing Scalding from Hot Water

Some customers may try to boost hot water by turning their water heater’s thermostat up. What they don’t realize is that they’re putting their loved ones at risk of scalding if the water output temperature is too high. This is especially dangerous for young children and the elderly.

The Tank Booster helps protect customers from scalding water by mixing cold water with the hot stored water to provide a safe output temperature of 120° F.

Reducing Risk of Legionella

In addition to making your customers’ showers more comfortable, storing hot water at a temperature of 140° F or higher kills Legionella bacteria, which can cause a severe form of pneumonia called Legionnaire’s disease or a flu-like illness called Pontiac Fever.

Find a Store

Ready to start offering Cash Acme Tank Boosters to customers as you service their water heaters? Find a retail or wholesale store near you that sells SharkBite and Cash Acme products.