Your home’s hot water system plays a vital role in both the comfort and health of your family. But, how big does your water heater need to be? Determining the right size depends on a number of different factors. First, you need to think about how many people are in your home and how often they use hot water. Second, consider your appliances and how you use them. Some fabrics require hot water to be used exclusively in a washing machine, and some dishwashers utilize hot water throughout the washing cycle.
Additionally, space and placement are considerations when choosing the right water heater. Some homes require a full-size unit that can be located in a garage or closet, but others may need a more compact heating solution. No matter how your home is configured, the plumbing specialists at Oliver can help you find the right water heater for your family’s needs.
Estimating in Gallons
To help you figure out your usage, we’ve provided some averages based on the number of gallons used per day in a typical household:
- One or Two People – Up to 36 gallons per day
- Two to Four People – Up to 46 gallons per day
- Three to Five People – Up to 56 gallons per day
- More Than Five People – Add 10 gallons per day per person
Do You Need to Repair or Replace Your Water Heater?
Water heaters typically last for approximately 10 years before needing to be replaced. In some cases, a repair may be a more cost-efficient option if your unit is fairly new but is experiencing problems. In other situations, replacing a unit may a better choice. If you’re experiencing issues with your hot water heater, you’ll be happy to know that Oliver’s trained experts are available to provide quality repair and replacement services. We’ll offer you a range of options within your budget so that you can make the best choice for your home and your needs.
Contact Oliver to Learn More Today
Oliver is proud to provide hot water heater solutions from top name brands at affordable prices in the Delaware Valley. Our plumbing experts can inspect and evaluate your current system and recommend a new unit that will ensure you and your family are able to enjoy hot water whenever you need it. To learn more about our water heater installation services, contact our team today.