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Residential Electric Water Heater Sizing Guide

  Family Size & Demand Gallon Capacity Required
Best:
  • 12-Year Limited Warranty* On Tank & Parts
  • Self-Cleaning Limefighter™
  • Installed Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve
  • Stainless Steel Double 5500 Watt Elements
5/6         High 80 Gallon
5            High 65 Gallon
3/4          Regular 50 Gallon
1/3            Regular 40 Gallon
Better:
  • 9-Year Limited Warranty* On Tank & Parts
  • Self-Cleaning Limefighter®
  • Double Elements - 4500 Watts
  • Installed Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve

 

5/6          High 80 Gallon
5            High 65 Gallon
3/4           Regular 50 Gallon
1/3             Regular 40 Gallon
Good:
  • 6-Year Limited Warranty* On Tank & Parts
  • Double Elements - 4500 Watts
  • Installed Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve
3/4          Regular 50 Gallon
1/3           Regular 40 Gallon
This chart for determining appropriate water heater capacity in response to individual family requirements. Individual use may vary. Sizing is based on 3 gallons per minute shower head and standard bathtub. Accommodations for larger capacity and higher recovery water heaters should be made for high demand conditions.
*Limited warranty on tank and parts. Complete details in manual.