Water Heater Sizing

Water Heater Sizing

There are many different ways to heat water. The most common in our neck of the woods is a tank style. On average a tank water heater will last 13 years. Most tank water heaters use electric, gas or oil to heat the water. The majority of residential tanks hold between 30 and 80 gallons of water. A plumbing service professional will be able to help you calculate the correct tank size for your home. This will be based on the number of people living in the home along with the number of appliances and fixtures that need hot water. When using tank style water heaters it is important to choose the smallest tank that will provide you with enough hot water. Otherwise, you will be heating water that will go unused.

How blessed are we? We have access to clean hot water at the turn of a knob. Summers and Zim’s support an orphanage in the Dominican Republic by sending them bottled water. For them, just having clean water is reason for celebration and thankfulness. Hot water? What’s that? I have to continually remind myself that even in spite of the difficulties that come our way; when compared to the Majority World, we have been blessed beyond measure.

In my next post I will discuss the pros and cons of tankless water heaters, which are now the rave. If you need the information before then or have questions, please contact me.

Why Choose Summers & Zim’s

Why should you trust the plumbing professionals at Summers & Zim’s for all your residential plumbing needs? At Summers & Zim’s, we pride ourselves on our good natured disposition, unmatched plumbing experience paired with numerous certifications and focus on providing our customers with exceptional service and personalized plumbing repair and installation solutions. We’re proud to be certified by the Master Plumbing License, North American Technician Excellence, Inc. and the Environmental Protection Agency.

With our dedication to our customers, we also ensure consistent quality and satisfaction with our one-of-a-kind 5 Point Guarantee:

5-Point Guarantee

  • Design Guarantee

    For all of our repairs and installations, we guarantee it will perform as intended. If it’s not what you expected, we’ll make adjustments or replacements at no extra cost.

  • No Lemons Guarantee

    If you have a recent plumbing fixture installed and a piece of it fails to perform reliably, we’ll install a new one at no additional cost.

  • $500 No Frustration Guarantee

    If your new plumbing installation does not perform as promised or expected within the first two years, we’ll pay you $500 for the inconvenience.

  • Home Protection Guarantee

    While working in your home, if our team accidentally damages any part of your home, we will cover any repair or replacement costs.

  • 100% Money Back Guarantee

    If your new system installation does not meet your needs or expectations, we’ll remove the item and return 100 percent of your investment.