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What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

What Size Water Heater Do I Need?
September 06, 2020

What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

Are you tired of the water running cold five minutes after stepping into the shower? Your loved ones may be putting excessive demands on your small water heater tank. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta, we provide high quality commercial and residential plumbing services including water heater installation, repair and replacement. Are you unsure if your current water heater is the right size for your growing family? Here is some information that can help you make the best choices for your household’s needs.

Why Does the Size of Your Water Heater Matter?

If your water heater tank is too small, then you can run out of hot water too fast. On the other hand, if your tank is too big, then your energy bills may skyrocket. The tiny tank that was originally installed in your home may be sufficient for a single adult or childless couple. However, as the family multiplies, your old water heater can be outgrown quickly.

Tips for Determining the Best Water Heater Tank Size for Your Property

The ideal tank size can fluctuate wildly from one household to another because there are many factors to consider. For a one or two-person household, a 30 or 40 gallon water heater should be more than sufficient. However, a family of five will likely require a 50 gallon tank. You can find out what size your existing water heater is by looking on the side of the water tank. If there isn’t a label, then you may need to check your user manual. Those who live in older, previously owned homes may not have access to the user manual. If so, then our team of professional plumbers can help you determine the size. Keep in mind that older water heater tanks are only designed to last a decade. If your home is still using a water heater that was installed in the 1980’s, then you are past due for a replacement. If you are not sure what choice is best for you, then speak with our friendly, knowledgeable staff. We will work one on one to find a water heater that will perfectly fit your unique lifestyle and budget.

What About Tankless Water Heater Units?

Do you already have a 50 gallon water heater tank, but it still seems small for your extra-large household, then you might consider supplementing with tankless water heater units where needed. Tankless water heaters warm water on demand, as it flows through the system and into your faucet or showerhead. This can be a very effective solution for bathrooms or sinks that are in strange locations such as a finished attic, basement or backyard studio.

Do You Need a Professional Water Heater Upgrade? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today

Have you decided that it is time to invest in a new water heater? If so, then there is no reason to struggle through another cold shower. Get the help you need today by calling the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta. Our certified, licensed and insured plumbers are always ready to help you reach your goals. Contact our office for more information about our residential and commercial plumbing services, or to schedule an appointment with an experienced plumber in Atlanta,