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What Size Water Heater Do I Need


Water Heater -What Size Should I Consider

Whether you’re a homeowner or a business, you need a reliable hot water heater that is capable of meeting your demands for hot water.  There are many different varieties to choose form these days.  Some are appropriate for many circumstances, while others should be selected based on location of the water heater and intended use.  Perhaps there is no greater aspect than size when it comes to purchasing a new water heater.

The size of the water heater is going to depend on many different factors.  First, what type of hot water heater is being installed?  Second, what is the intended use and how many people are expected to be using it?  Third, what type of fuel is being used to generate the heat?  The answers to these questions will all depend on your specific situation.  At Leak Geeks Plumbing, we specialize in helping businesses and homeowners in the Fort Worth area make well informed decisions that fit their needs.

For tankless water heaters, size is going to be determined largely on the expected flow rate.  Because the water is heated via a heat exchanger, which can be centralized or set at certain locations, it is important to properly calculate flow rates in order to select the appropriate size tankless hot water heater.  In conjunction, storage hot water heaters need to be sized based on the above factors as well as amount of space available to install one.  Due to the fact that heat is lost from the water through the walls of the tank, it is important to consider energy efficiency and fuel type before making a decision.

Let’s say you are adding on to your home and will be installing a bathroom as part of the addition.  You now have to provide hot water to more locations, and demand will probably increase as well.  You essentially have two options here.  One is to increase the size of the existing hot water heater, while the other is to add an additional water heater to serve the new bathroom.  Making the right choice can often be difficult, but we are here to help.water heater

For more information on sizing a water heater in Fort Worth TX, call Leak Geeks Plumbing at 817-500-9767 today.

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