Traditional Water Heaters
- Choosing the right water heater can make a difference in your household budget. The cost of heating water consumes almost 20-30 percent of your household budget, second only to what you spend on heating and cooling your home. Traditional tank water heaters come in electric or gas. What size of water heater tank does my family need will depend upon the number of members in the home and the length of time water is used. Shower lengths is a major decision we need to discuss:
- Short: 4-6 Minutes
- Average: 7-9 Minutes
- Long: 10-14 Minutes
- Luxurious: 15-24 Minutes
- Epic> 25-30 Minutes
How many gallons of water will typically be used in your home?
- 1 or 2 People: 23-36 Gallon Tank
- 2 to 4 People: 36-46 Gallon Tank
- 3 to 5 People: 46-56 Gallon Tank
- 5 of More People: 56 Gallon Tank or Larger
The first hour rating (FHR) describes how much hot water a given tank can produce in a single hour when it’s fully heated. This figure reflects the appliance’s efficiency (how quickly the water heater can reheat the water) and gives an idea of what it can handle at a peak hour of usage. These activities will give you a better idea of water usage to consider the size of water tank you will need to meet your water standards:
- 20 Gallons: Bathing or Showering Per Person
- 6 Gallons: Washing Hair Per Person
- 2 Gallons: Washing Hands Per Person
- 6 Gallons: Washing Dishes by Hand
- 3 Gallons: Shaving
- 14 Gallons: Running Dishwasher
- 30 Gallons: Running Clothes Washer
Tankless Water Heaters
When it comes to tankless water heaters let our technicians direct you to a manufacturers make and model that best fits your homes water needs. There is a myriad of tankless water heater systems on the market today and our skilled technicians know how to complete the necessary installation within budget and per the manufacturers specifications.
Tankless water heaters are more efficient than standard water heater storage tanks that heat up and store gallons of water. They also take up less space than a traditional water heater.
There are several types of tankless water heaters, including:
- Gas Tankless Water Heaters
- Non-Condensing Tankless Water Heaters
- Condensing Tankless Water Heaters
- Electric Tankless Water Heaters
- Point-of-Use Tankless Water Heaters
If a new water heater is in your future, we recommend that you take some time to figure out whether the size of your current water heater meets your needs. We will discuss with you the amount of water you use on a daily basis (best estimate) and determine what size water tank will perform to meet your needs (traditional water heater – tank). Tankless water heaters have been increasingly popular over the past 25 years and may be the best water heater system for your home or business.