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How to Buy a Hot Water Heater(Step 2: Determine the Size)

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How to Buy a Hot Water Heater(Step 2: Determine the Size)

In determining the size of water heater is most appropriate for you and your family,
refer to the sizing guide below and identify the scenario that best describes your house,
your family size and your approximate water consumption. You can then refer to the water
heater type and tank size that you require.

SIZING GUIDE

This guide serves as an estimate only. Hot water demands vary from family to family.
If you find your current model is undersized, move up to the next larger unit.

Specialty Applications: Utility point-of-use Electric water heaters for specialty applications
are available in sizes from 2.5 gallons to 30 gallons. You can save energy by using
point-of-use heaters for remote washroom applications. (These models have a single
1500W 120V element (240V available).

House Type Family Size** Peak Daily Water Use Tank Size
Gas Propane Electric Oil
Vacation cottage or very small home 2-3 50 gal 19 19 30 32
Small family home 3 60 gal 30 30 35 32
Home with 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms and washing machine 4-5 120 gal 40 40 35/46 32
Home with 3 bedrooms, washing machine and dishwasher 5-6 150 gal 40 40 46 32
Home with 4 bedrooms, washing machine and dishwasher 4-6 180 gal 50 50 72 50
Larger home with 4 or more bedrooms, washing machine and dishwasher
(heavy use)
5-7 200 gal 60 60 97 50
Larger home as above with whirlpool baths 6-8 250 gal 75 75 119 65

**If teenagers are in the home, you may elect to go one model size larger.

This chart serves as a guide only. Hot water demands vary from family to family.
If you find your current model is undersized, move up to the next larger unit.

To be Continued…

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