4 Calculations to Consider before Water Heater Installation

Water heater installation is one of the most important things to consider now that we head into the winter. Perhaps you own an old, faulty water heater in desperate need of replacement, and you need to install a brand new model that will deliver more efficient, longer-lasting hot water. Or maybe you just moved into a new home without a reliable source of hot water, making water heater installation an absolute must. Either way, you need to call for service immediately to guarantee your comfort throughout the season. But wait! Before you run out and purchase any water heater, you need to make some calculations first. While you may not be a world-famous mathematician, it’s important to add up some numbers first or else you may wind up making a huge mistake. Homeowners who buy the wrong water heater face all sorts of consequences, including higher spending on utility bills and frequent system breakdowns. You may also have to pay more money for a water heater replacement much sooner than you realize. There is also the problem of installing an improperly sized water heater, which can lead to even more problems with efficiency and breakdowns. If you want to ensure you get the water heater that’s the perfect fit for your home, please call up your local plumbing company for advice so you find yourself on the right buying path.

Calling Roy’s Plumbing for Excellent Service

Roy’s Plumbing should be your first choice for water heater installation this season. We have a team of licensed, fully-trained plumbers available to take care of most plumbing services at any moment. They will listen to your every word and answer any of your questions. Plus, once you do settle on a water heater best meeting your needs, we can install it quickly so you are not spending a moment this winter without hot water. We have been providing the local area with water heater service for years, proving homes of all sizes and styles with a water heater that’s just right for them. We will assist you through every step of the installation process, letting you know what water heaters are (and are not!) for your home. Just remember: a call to Roy’s this winter isn’t just a way to ensure better water heating; it’s to ensure better overall comfort in the house.

How Can Finding the Right Water Heater Benefit You?

The benefit of a new water heater is at first obviousyou will have a steady flow of hot water in your home for a wide range of purposes. But you will also see some long-term benefits as well, including:

  1. Reduced Spending on Utility Bills: Tired of dealing with higher costs on water bills? You won’t have to deal with them any longer with a new water heater. It will deliver higher levels of efficiency that will see you worry less about costs every time you use hot water.
  2. Longer System Lifespan: Not only will you have a more energy-efficient water heater, you will also have one that can last for years, ensuring you save money on water heater replacement. Modern water heaters are able to last longer than any model before it.
  3. Warm Water for All Purposes: Showers, dishwashing, laundry, and more will all be possible with a water heater ready to supply the hot water. You will experience greater convenience in your home that will help you function so much easier on a daily basis.

4 Calculations to Consider Before Installing

Before you spend any money on a new water heater, put these 4 calculations into consideration so you wind up with the right model in your home:

  1. Gallon Capacity: Before anything else, you need to determine how many gallons of water your water heater can handle, especially in regards to how many people live in your household. If only 1 or 2 people live in your home, your water heater will need to carry 23 to 36 gallons. However, if you live with more than 5 people, your water heater will need to handle 56 gallons.
  2. Gallons per Minute (GPM): Once you determine gallon capacity,you should add it up with how many gallons per minute (gpm) your fixtures will require. The gpm will differ depending on the fixture. Showers, faucets, and washing machines will all see a different gpm, so it’s important to have a water heater that can meet the needs for all of them. It may also differ from room to room.For example, bathroom faucets will have .5-1.5 gpm while kitchen faucets will have 3-7 gpm.
  3. Required Temperature Rise: You will also need to determine the temperature rise required to get water fully heated up. One effective way of doing so is finding the difference between ground water temperature and desired hot water temperature. The EPA will also have a map detailing your local area’s ground water temperature for to view.
  4. Energy Factor (EF): Your water heater’s energy efficiency is measured by energy factor (EF). The better the EF, the more likely you will save money on energy bills. You will ideally want an EF closer to 1 to ensure the most effective and efficient performance.

Enjoy The Warmth Of Your Shower During This Winter’s Colder Weather – Schedule A Water Heater Installation Today

Contact Roy’s Plumbing today if you want to ensure a steady flow of hot water in your home thanks to our highly effective water heater installation!