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Hot Water Heaters


iS_7980930Water-Heater.pngAt Service Oil Company we know that home comfort depends upon more than just air temperature.We sell and service a full range of reliable, energy efficient hot water heaters. You can be sure we have one that will meet your needs.

Storage water heaters are the most popular type for residential heating needs. Service Oil Company offers a variety of conventional storage units with different fuel options and storage capacities to meet every requirement. We also offer a service plan that provides the maintenance needed to keep your hot water heater running, season after season.

Please ask us about the easy maintenance, Indirect-Fired Hot Water Tank. This tank, with its quick recovery rates, is designed to meet your hot water demands.


How to Choose a Hot Water Heater

A lot of factors go into choosing a hot water heater that is right for you and your family, and the professionals at Service Oil Company can help you choose the brand and type that meets your needs. If you already know what size you want, contact us now for more information.

 

Selecting a New Water Heater

In the United States, storage water heaters remain the most popular type for residential heating needs. Service Oil Company offers a variety of conventional storage units with different fuel options. Sizes range from 20 to 80 gallons.

 

What Size Do You Need?

To determine the right size water heater for your home you must figure out the peak demand that will be required from your water heater. The table below lists typical amounts of water for various uses. Decide what activities will occur simultaneously and choose a water heater that can handle the required load.

Hot Water Consumption Table
Activity Gallons per use
Shower or Bath 10 to 20 gallons
Shave 1 to 2 gallons
Hand/Face Wash 1 to 4 gallons
Dish washing (hand 2 to 4 gallons
Dish washing (automatic) 12 to 14 gallons
Food Preparation 3 to 5 gallons
Clothes Washing 10 to 32 gallons

The hot water supplied by a storage type water heater will begin dropping in temperature before the total water in the heater is consumed due to the mixing of incoming cold water.

 

Example: For a family of four, the following activities may occur…

8:00 AM: Adult takes shower and shaves, 18 gallons used +
8:15 AM: Adult takes shower, 15 gallons used +
8:30 AM: Two children wash face/hands, 3 gallons used +
8:40 AM: Breakfast food preparation, 3 gallons used =
Total Morning Use: 39 gallons 

In this case, to ensure adequate hot water for morning use, you must choose a water heater with a first hour rating of 40 gallons or more.

 

When you’re ready to discuss your water heater options, contact our team for assistance.