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What Size Water Heater Do You Need?

How to get the best hot water heater model for your Twin Cites, St. Paul, MN area home and family needs:

Families and homes come in all shapes and sizes. When you need to replace your water heater, you need to consider your current and future needs to get the right water heater. Your individual needs and hot water usage will dictate what type and what size of water heater is best for your home. Consider these items when you are determining what water is best for your home.


How many people occupy the house?

A family of 2 or 3 needs less hot water than family of 5 that all need to get showered first thing in the morning. Do you anticipate other family members returning to your home or less people and less demand for hot water?


Was the old water heater capacity sufficient for your families use?

If your water heater springs a leak or has another problem that means you need to replace it, you may be fine installing the same type and size of water heater if the current model filled all your needs. If not, we can help you determine an upgrade that will fit your usage.


How many showers or baths are in the home?

A home with 2 or 3 full baths that need to use hot water at the same time will need to have more hot water ready to serve all these taps at once. A larger tank or higher capacity tankless water heater may be needed.


Are there any high usage fixtures or appliances being used (multi-showerhead baths)?

Many modern luxury baths have multiple showerheads. They are the ultimate in bathing comfort but also use high amounts of hot water. If you have this type of bath or are considering a remodel or upgrade that includes these luxury fixtures plan this extra capacity in the type of water heater you choose.


Are there peak usage times when a dishwasher, washing machine and shower/ bath are being used at the same time?

These can be morning hours or evenings after supper most likely. These appliances demand a lot of hot water. Consider these in your calculation.


Do you frequently have overnight house guests or people who stay with you for extended periods of time?

Consider these instances and make sure your water heater can handle the extra demand that will come with extra people needing to bathe, wash clothes and dishes.


Our experienced water heater replacement technicians will help you calculate your usage and suggest the best model for your needs.

There are many options for water heaters today. From tankless models to high capacity and fast recovery models to plain old traditional tank style water heaters. We will help you get the correct model and get it installed for safe and efficient operation.

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