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Choosing the Right Capacity for Your Storage Water Heater

| Monday July 27, 2020

You look at the bunch of keys in your hands, and it feels like your heart skipped a beat. You’ve just gotten the keys to your brand-new house and you’re psyched to have a space you can call your own. You ponder over a lot of things: the kind of tiles to use for your kitchen, the placement of the sofa, the material of the dining table, and the kind of water heater for your bathroom.

Installing a water heater is a big deal as it’ll dictate your shower experience. After some careful consideration, you decide on a storage water heater because:

  • They come in all shapes and sizes. You don’t want to compromise your shower experience for any reason, that’s why with a variety of water heater shapes and sizes to choose from means you have less to worry about space, design, functions, etc.
  • They provide constant water pressure and temperature. The annoying part of a shower is when the water suddenly turns hot or cold. No matter the size of your household, a storage water heater ensure that water pressure is never compromised and the temperature remains constant throughout your time in the shower.
  • They last longer. Like anything else, storage water heaters that made with the right materials and manufactured with skills are extremely long-lasting and durable.

Viola! You’ve got everything sorted out! But hold on, here’s a question that is often overlooked: just how big should your storage water heater be?

Before you come to a decision, you need to first ask yourself a few questions, as deciding on a storage water heater needs more consideration than you might have expected. Much of it is out of necessity: the size of your household, the estimated number of showers per day (which might not necessarily be linked to the number of people in the house), whether or not you have a bathtub at home mean more things to think about.

For example, if you’re one who likes to indulge in a relaxing soak in your bathtub, a safe figure for your storage tank capacity should be at least 100L, but if you have the luxury of space, money, etc. go for 150L. That’ll ensure you a nice, good soak after a long day at work.

But if you don’t intend to have a bathtub, here’s what you might need. Assuming that each quick shower per family member takes is about 10L of hot water, and that showers are back-to-back or taken concurrent, then the following guideline can help you to decide how large your storage water heater should be:

We hope we’ve helped give a little direction on how to choose the right capacity for your storage water heater at home.

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