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Electric Hot Water Tanks And Heater Systems:
JC Mechanical offers sales, service, installation and repair of all major commercial and residential electric hot water systems. JC Mechanical can also install, service and repair all other types of hot water systems not listed here. Feel free to contact us for information about your type or brand.
About Electric Hot Water Tanks and Heaters:
The typical electric unit is wired to a 220-volt circuit. To heat the water, the current passes through electrical-resistance heating elements—usually two, one at the middle of the tank and one at the bottom.

Power is delivered to each element through a thermostat—a switch that senses the water temperature. When the temperature drops, the switch closes to allow current flow, and it opens when the temperature reaches its preset limit. Thermostats have a dial for setting the maximum water temperature—generally between 130 degrees and 140 degrees F, or as low as about 120 degrees F for increased energy savings and scald protection.

When a hot-water tap is opened, cold water enters the tank through the dip tube and the drop in temperature triggers the thermostat and element at the bottom. As the water at the top of the tank is replaced by cool water, the temperature at the top thermostat drops and its element kicks in. When the tap is turned off, the heating elements continue to carry current until the thermostats are satisfied.


As the move to cleaner and greener fuels becomes the standard, water heaters are also available in space saving models that consist of a tankless design, thus cutting down on fuel consumption and decreasing emissions as propane is only used as hot water is used. Tankless water heaters are also known as "instant" or "On Demand" hot water heaters whereas tank type water heaters are still referred to as standard "water heaters".

Installation of any electric hot water heater
should be conducted by a professional as all electric water heaters require plumbing connections, pipe and fittings for water. Tank type water heaters use a large internal container (tank) to hold the heated water prior to use. Electric heating elements heat the water inside to a temperature set by the user via a thermostat.