Nowadays, it’s all about the “green” game. Laws and ordinances are being passed left and right to curb water heater inefficiency—a far cry from the old days when homeowners would simply buy a new hot water tank regardless of size to replace their old one. While such directives have indeed been pushing initial installation costs high, it certainly comes with a nice trade-off in manageable utility bills.
The latest energy efficiency standards for tank water heaters are pretty straightforward. For homeowners who own water heaters that can hold 55 gallons of water or less, they’ll have to switch to more efficient (but typically larger) units which can present a few problems if intended to be placed in the same position. This is where proper sizing comes in for the most optimal returns possible.