How to Choose the Right Size Tankless Water Heater for Your Home

Upgrading your home’s water heater is a great way to improve your property value and make your sinks and showers more enjoyable to use. And installing a tankless water heater can help you save money in the long run. But before you can install a new tankless water heater, you’ll need to figure out which size unit to buy. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you start looking at your options.

Consider How Many People Are in Your Household
Typically, the more people you have in your household, the bigger your water heater should be. This is because more people tend to use more hot water throughout the day and, in many cases, more hot water at once. While storage tank water heaters will need to hold a larger capacity of water, tankless systems will need to produce hot water at a higher flow rate.

Consider how many people live with you and will need access to your water heater most often. Then consider how many people you tend to have over throughout the week, how long they stay, and the types of activities they engage in when visiting your home. If your guests routinely stay overnight or stay for several nights in a row, you’ll want to make sure the water heater is able to handle the increased demand.

Think About How Many Appliances and Bathrooms You Use at Once
The number of appliances and hot water taps that your run at once can also play a role in the size of water heater you’ll need. Think about how you and your family tend to use your hot water. Do multiple people shower at once? Are they showering at the same time that you’re running the dishwasher or washing clothes? The more appliances and taps using hot water at one time, the larger your tankless water heater’s flow rate should be.

If you choose a water heater that has a small flow rate, you may not get enough hot water at once. This can result in cold showers or feeling like you’re running out of hot water just like you did with your storage tank water heater.

Consult With a Professional
Arguably, the best way to determine which water heater size will work best for your home is to consult with a professional tankless water heater installation specialist. They’ll be able to assess your home’s needs and recommend a system that will work for your family for years to come.

Even better, you’ll typically have access to more tankless water heaters than you would through big box retail stores or online retailers. And the water heaters your specialist recommends will typically work better and require less maintenance than cheaper options. You can find online.

Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’re ready to upgrade your home’s water heater, installing a new tankless water heater is a great way to improve your home’s value and make accessing hot water when you need it easy. Just make sure you’re working with a professional from the very beginning. 

At Denver Water Heaters, our team can help you find the right tankless water heater for your needs. Even better, we’ll handle the installation for you. Contact us today to schedule an estimate.
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