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September 13,2020

What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

Have you been dealing with cold showers and grimy dishes due to a dysfunctional water heater? In some cases, a lack of hot water is a symptom of a small tank size, rather than a broken or damaged unit. Do you suspect that your water heater tank size has contributed to your plumbing problems? Then get the help you need today. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh, we provide premium residential and commercial plumbing services for local clients including water heater installation, replacement and repair. Are you considering a water heater upgrade? Here are some tips on how to choose the perfect size to fit the needs of your home or business.

Why Is the Size of Your Water Heater Important?

Small water heaters cause households to run out of water too quickly. In contrast, an oversized water heater tank can cause your utility bills to rise unnecessarily. Knowing the correct size for your heating needs is extremely important because it will ensure that your energy costs stay low and your family can continue to enjoy having enough hot water for their daily activities.

How to Determine the Best Water Heater Tank Size for Your Needs

There are many factors to consider when choosing the best tank size, including the number of people in the home and your average daily water usage. A small household will rarely need a water heater tank over 40 gallons. In many cases, 30 gallons will suffice for a single individual or couple. If you have a larger family of five or more, then you may need to invest in a 50 gallon tank to make sure your needs are met. If the tank you have already seems to be the correct size, then your hot water issues may be due to age related issues or hidden damage. Most older water heater models were designed to last around 10 years. So, if your current water heater was installed more than a decade ago, you may need to a new water heater.

Should You Consider a Tankless Water Heater Installation?

Do you get plenty of hot water in areas closest to your water heater, but suffer cold temperatures in your finished basement, attic or backyard workshop? You may have the right size tank for the number of people in your home, but those with a larger floorplan or unusual layout may need to develop creative solutions. Installing tankless water heater units may be the perfect way to ensure hot water on demand every time.

Are You Ready to Upgrade Your Water Heater? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today

Have you determined that your lukewarm water is caused by the wrong sized tank? Do you want to upgrade to an energy efficient model, or switch to tankless water heaters? Then call the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh. Our certified and insured plumbers have the tools and training required to get the job done safely, accurately and affordably. Contact our office for more details about our services or to schedule a convenient appointment with a licensed plumber in Pittsburgh, Bethel Park, Aliquippa, Cranberry Township, Irwin, Greensburg, McKeesport, New Kensington, Canonsburg, Penn Hills, Washington, Beaver, Coraopolis, Munhall, Monroeville, Sewickley, Carnegie, Pennsylvania or a nearby metro area community.

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