Adding a Tankless Water Heater? Size It Right

Adding a Tankless Water Heater? Size It RightIf you are in the market for a tankless water heater, there are several factors you should look into. One of the most important factors is tank size; getting the right size heater can make all of the difference. 

A tankless water heater is also known as a demand-type water heater because it gives you hot water as needed. It can be very effective at reducing your costs, and this makes it all the more important to buy the right size.

By purchasing the right size water heater, you can ensure that your hot water needs will be met as efficiently as possible. If the water heater is too small, it will not be able to meet the needs of your home and you will run out of hot water. If it is too large, you will be spending money to heat water that is not being used.

There are two important factors in tankless water heaters: the flow rate and the temperature rise. To determine the flow rate, make a list of the devices that use hot water in your home and add up the flow rates of each device. For the temperature rise, take the incoming water temperature and subtract it from the ideal temperature.

For any questions about sizing your tankless water heater or any of your HVAC needs, contact us at Aladdin Heating and Cooling. We have been providing 24-hour service to Ferndale, Clawson, and surrounding areas since 1945.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Warren, Michigan about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about tankless water heaters and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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