Water Delivered at the Perfect Temperature
L&M Fleet Supply is your go-to source for all your home improvement needs and can help you live a more comfortable life. Find water heaters from top brands like Amtrol and Reliance in a range of available capacities.
What Size Water Heater do I Need?
Water heaters are an essential component to a modern, comfortable household. They work by bringing cold water into the unit, heating the water via a gas-generated flame or electrical current and delivering that water via the house’s pipes. But, they come in all shapes and sizes – so which is right for you?
The most common capacity is a 50-gallon water heater like this option from Reliance, which is enough to supply hot water for three to five people. Of course, water heaters come in other sizes, all the way down to 10-gallons and everything in between.
Gas Water Heaters vs. Electric Water Heaters
Electric and gas water heaters work in essentially the same way, however one heats via an electrical current and one heats via a gas-fueled fire. So which one do you choose?
Here are the main considerations when choosing between an electric water heater vs. a gas water heater:
- Gas is more affordable if you regularly use your water heater. These machines are also generally more reliable and higher capacity, like this Reliance 40 Gallon Medium Natural Gas Water Heater. However, they are more expensive up front and for light-use scenarios.
- Electric water heaters may save you money if you do not regularly use your water heater. For example, this Reliance 4-Gallon Point of Use Heater is great for low-demand applications, such as a hand washing sink.