# What size water heater do I need for my apartment?

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## What size water heater do I need for my apartment?

To calculate your needed FHR, take into account the maximum number of people in your homea rule of thumb is number of bedrooms plus oneand multiplying by 12 gallons. So, if you have a two bedroom apartment, your water heater needs to be **36 (2 bedrooms plus one equals three, three times 12 is 36.)**

## How long can a landlord leave a tenant without hot water?

A heating engineer would reasonably be expected to visit the property within 24 hours, and the tenant should not be left without hot water for more than **two days. A period beyond two days could be critical to the tenants health.**

## Is hot water a legal requirement?

According to the regulations, **washing facilities must be provided at accessible places.****They must be available near to the toilets.****And, they must include a supply of hot and cold, or warm water.**

## How do water heaters work in apartments?

Here’s how it works: **Cold water enters the bottom of the tank and is heated by either a gas flame below the tank or electric elements suspended inside the tank. When hot water is called for at a faucet or appliance, heated water is pumped out the top of the tank and through the home’s hot-water supply pipes.**

## What size water heaters are in apartments?

1-2 people need a **30-gallon water heater. 2-3 people need a 40-gallon water heater. 3-4 people need a 40-50 gallon water heater. 5 or more people need a 50-80 gallon water heater.**

## Is 40 gallon water heater enough for a family of 4?

**Typically, the rule-of-thumb is that you want a 40 gallon tank for 1 to 4 people, a 50 gallon tank for 4 to 6 people, and a 50 gallon high recovery or 75 gallon tank for 6 to 8 people.**

## Is a 50 gallon water heater enough?

Water Heater Sizes The answer to this question will vary depending on the total number of kids you have. For example, **a family of 3 to 4 people should purchase a 50 60 gallon water heater. On the other hand, a household with 5 7 people may require a water heater with a 60 80 gallon water tank.**

## How do I know what size hot water heater I need?

**Measure the amount of water and multiply by 60 to get the gallons per minute (or liters per minute). The flow rate through the demand water heater should be at least 3.25 gallons (12.3 liters) per minute. To reduce flow rates, install low-flow water fixtures.**

## Is a 20 gallon hot water heater big enough?

20-gallon water heaters are a unique size. They’re **large enough for smaller homes that don’t require large amounts of hot water, yet they’re an excellent choice for high-demand point-of-use (POU) applications such as bathrooms with showers. The versatility of the 20-gallon size makes these heaters ideal for many uses.**

## Is a 10 gallon water heater enough for a shower?

Determining how much hot water your water heater should provide per shower depends largely on the size of your hot water tank. For instance, a typical **shower uses about 10 gallons of hot water. So, if you have a 40-gallon hot water tank, you should be able to get four average-length showers out of your hot water tank.**

## How many showers can you put in a 50 gallon water heater?

If a water heater has a 50-gallon tank of fully-heated water, it should easily be able to supply enough hot water for a **fifteen or twenty minute shower. Showers longer than that are unnecessary.**

## What size water heater do I need for a condo?

To calculate your needed FHR, take into account the maximum number of people in your homea rule of thumb is number of bedrooms plus oneand **multiplying by 12 gallons. So, if you have a two bedroom apartment, your water heater needs to be 36 (2 bedrooms plus one equals three, three times 12 is 36.)**