Posted on 3/2/2012


The standard storage hot water heater heats water with its pilot light in such an efficient manner that forty gallons of water take only forty minutes to heat. The metal used in the manufacture of water heaters is a great conductor, capable of transferring that heat to the water quickly. A layer of insulation between the exterior and interior shells of the water heater does not allow any heat to escape and also acts to heat the water.

If you’re having issues with your hot water heater, you should call a plumber for a tune-up as soon as possible. In Libertyville, IL call (847) 549-9600 to speak to the plumbing professionals at Arrow Plumbing, Inc.