Blog

3 Steps to Choosing the Right Size of Tankless Water Heaters Installation in Carlsbad CA

December 28, 2018

3 Steps to Choosing the Right Size of Tankless Water Heaters Installation in Carlsbad CA

Once you have decided that tankless water heaters installation in Carlsbad CA makes sense for you, there are a number of other decisions to be made. The best way to get the answers you need is to reach out to 1st Choice Plumbing Heating & Air at 866-437-0205. We are happy to help you choose the right tank for your needs. You can also keep reading to find out more about choosing the right size of tankless heater.

  1. Determine how many devices need water

  2. The first thing to do is to think about how many devices you will need to run and what their flow rates are. Once you have figured that out, add up their flow rates (otherwise known as gallons per minute). This will give you the total flow rate you will need for your new tankless water heaters installation in Carlsbad CA.

    Here is one example. Perhaps you have a faucet you need to have access to hot water and it has a flow rate of .75 gallons each minute. You also have a shower head that has a flow rate of 2.6 gallons per minute. You would add these two and determine that you need a new water heater with a 3.26 gallon per minute flow rate.

  3. Determine the needed temperature rise

  4. Start with the temperature you want the water to be and then subtract the starting temperature of the water. A good rule of thumb is that the incoming water temperature is 50 degrees F. For most people, a comfortable temperature to get heated water to is 105 – 115 degrees F. As a result, if you have an average starting temperature and normal heat needs, you would need a tankless water heaters installation in Carlsbad CA with a temperature rise of 55 degrees F.

  5. Choose the right size

  6. Once you have an idea of your needed temperature rise and your flow rate, it is relatively easy to choose the right sized tank. You will appreciate that, compared to a traditional water heater, the tankless models are much smaller. Instead of taking up an entire closet, they use just a few feet of space and are hung from the wall to further free up floor space.

Trust us to offer our best advice on tankless water heaters installation in Carlsbad CA

Many people struggle to determine their needs in tankless water heaters installation in Carlsbad CA. The good news is that we are here to help! Just give 1st Choice Plumbing Heating & Air a call at 866-437-0205 and we can answer your questions. Once we determine what your usage needs are, we can decide what size unit makes the most sense. Some families with several bathrooms and higher needs choose to have several units installed.