Choosing a 50 Gallon Electric Water Heater

If you are in the market for a new hot water heater, a 50 gallon electric water heater might be exactly what you are looking for. Hot  water heaters come in a variety of different sizes, generally varying between 20 gallons to 120 gallons. However, the most common  sizes for electric water heaters are in the 40 to 80 gallon range. If you have a large household than a 75 gallon water heater may be right for you. When shopping for an electric hot water heater, you need to take the  hot water needs of your family into consideration. You want to get one that is large enough so that you do not run out of hot water,  which can happen if you have a large family, or if you have high hot water usage for specific types of needs, such as if you have a  large spa bathtub, for example. In these types of situations, it is possible to use more hot water than is contained in your hot water  tank, if you do not choose one that is large enough. A 50 gallon electric hot water heater is a good size for many families, because  the amount of hot water is ample, without being excessive. You also want to avoid getting a hot water heater that is too large for your  family’s needs, because one that is too large will not be economical.

Generally, the minimum useful size for a hot water heater is around 30 or 40 gallons, which is why 50 gallon electric water heaters  are such a good choice… just a little over the average, for times when you need a bit more hot water. This size is also good for up to  a two to three-and-a-half bathroom house. You will also want to pay attention to the recovery time for the hot water heater, keeping in  mind that water heaters are rated by the number of gallons that can be brought to 90 degrees Fahrenheit within one hour. While  most electric water heaters rate in the 20 to 25 gallon per hour range, some may be higher.

When choosing a hot water heater, you should go with a good quality name brand unit, such as a GE 50 gallon electric water heater  or a Bradford White 50 gallon electric water heater. You will also want to check to make sure that the water heater you choose has a  good warranty, because these are generally the higher quality water heaters.