Tank Size or Tankless Water Heating Capacity
|Number Of People||Tank Price||Tankless Price|
|1 to 2 people||20 to 30 gallon tank, $270 to $900||2 to 3 gpm tankless, $250 to $600|
|3 to 4 people||30 to 50 gallon tank, $320 to $2,200||3 to 5 gpm tankless, $400 to $700|
|5 or more||50-plus gallon tank, $400 to $3,000||6+ gpm tankless, $500 to $900|
Likewise, people ask, are A. O. Smith water heaters reliable?
Do not EVER buy a water heater from AO Smith. They do NOT honor their warranty, and are IMPOSSIBLE TO reach! I bought a top-of-the line AO Smith heater from Lowes less than 2 years ago, with a 12-year warranty. Even thought it is barely used, the heating element went bad in it 2 months ago.
Furthermore, how big is a 30 gallon water heater?
The Rheem Performance Atmospheric Gas Water Heater (30 Gallon) has an overall height of 46.25” (117.5 cm) and diameter of 19.75” (50.2 cm).
How long do water heaters last?
It would be nice to know when the time is right to replace your water before it springs a leak and causes an inconvenience or worse yet, damage to your home. Typically a residential hot water heater lasts between 6 and 13 years. Beyond 12 years, you are on borrowed time!
Although not every shower puts out the same amount of water, you can expect a 20 minute shower utilizing a standard-flow showerhead to use roughly 50 gallons of water. However, if you have a low-flow showerhead, you will only use about 40 gallons during a 20 minute shower.
Both 30- and 40-gallon water tanks are on the small end and work best for only a few people. A 30-gallon tank would generally be enough for one or two people. A family of three to four will likely need a 40-gallon water heater, but you might need a larger tank if you use a lot of hot water.
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.
Smith water heaters last 10 to 15 years. While each A.O. Smith water heater comes with a standard 6-to-10-year warranty, regular inspections and maintenance from qualified professionals can extend the life span of your water heater upwards of 20 years.
Water Heater Sizes
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 Long Do AO Smith Water Heaters Last? Most AO Smith warranties range between 6 and 12 years, usually closer to ten. This means that the manufacturers fully expect your water heater to last at least a decade, and possibly twice that even after it goes out of warranty.
Our Top 5 AO Smith Gas Water Heaters?
- AO Smith 50 Gallon Vertex GDHE-50 Water Heater (Our Top Pick)
- AO Smith 40 Gallon ProMax GCR-40 Water Heater (Best Budget)
- AO Smith Commercialist BT-80 Tank Type Water Heater (Best High-End)
- AO Smith ATI-540H-N Condensing Tankless Water Heater (Good Option)