Are you planning an upgrade to a tankless water heater? If you’ve ever taken an ice-cold shower or run out of hot water on a busy holiday weekend, you know how stressful it can be to have a small tank water heater with insufficient hot water for your entire family. A new tankless water heater will address all these issues and give you continuous hot water for years to come.
Real Plumbers Inc provides professional and affordable tankless water heater services to all Altadena, CA. Give us a call today (323)-821-7922 to schedule a free estimate.
How to Select the Right Size Tankless Water Heater
- Flow Rate
Figure out the maximum number of devices you want to run and their total flow rate. Then, add up their flow rates (gallons per minute). This is the desired flow rate you’ll want for the demand water heater.
For example, let’s say you expect to simultaneously run a hot water faucet with a flow rate of 0.75 gallons per minute and a shower head with a flow rate of 2.6 gallons per minute. The flow rate through the demand water heater would need to be at least 3.26 gallons per minute. To reduce flow rates, install low-flow water fixtures.
Determine the required temperature rise. To determine temperature rise, subtract the incoming water temperature from the desired output temperature. Unless you know otherwise, assume that the incoming water temperature is 50°F (By using a low-temperature assumption you ensure that you will not undersize your tankless unit.
If you live in a warm climate your water temperature will likely be much higher.) For most uses, you’ll want your water heated to around 105–115°. In this example, you’d need a demand water heater that produces a temperature rise of 55°.
- Sizing Example:
An average shower will be between 104–106° and uses 2.6 gallons of water. Assuming your water temperature is 40° coming into your home, and you want to produce enough hot water to run 2 showers at the same time, what temperature rise would you need to produce to accomplish this?
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Tankless Water Heater Installation
Real Plumbers Inc offers high-quality tankless water heater installation services throughout Altadena, California. We want the residents of Altadena to have complete confidence in their water heating systems. Our company has been offering comprehensive water heater replacement services for over 20 years. We pay close attention to details and aim to get every job done right the first time. Our service technicians are highly trained and constantly updated on the latest tankless technologies. We will help you choose the right unit for your household needs and budget. Give us a call today at (323)-821-7922 to schedule service.
Meet The Real Plumbers Inc Family
Real Plumbers Inc is a fully licensed and insured plumbing business servicing the Altadena area. We offer a full range of plumbing repairs, installation, and services. Tankless technology has been one of our specialties since it helps the environment and saves our clients money, we have trained our technicians to master the tankless water heating systems. We service and install all major brand names including Rheem, Noritz, AO Smith, and more. Call us today at (323)-821-7922 to schedule your tankless water heater service.