As with choosing the right boiler, the right hot water cylinder is also an important consideration for certain types of central heating systems. But choosing the right size hot water cylinder is an important factor, so how can you be sure to achieve this? Well, here at Jenoli, we are leading heating experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should consider when choosing a hot water cylinder of the right size.

What are the important size considerations for your hot water cylinder?

When choosing a new hot water cylinder there are a number of important considerations to bear in mind to ensure that you choose the right size. These considerations include:

  • The number of people in the household- for a typical domestic household, you should allow between 35 and 45 litres for every occupant. However, some homes use much more water than others depending on the efficiency of shower heads, or the number of baths taken. To understand how this breaks down you could consider whether your household is low, medium or high efficiency, broken down, per person, per day, like this:
    • Low Consumption = 20 – 30 litres
    • Average Consumption = 30 – 50 litres
    • High Consumption = 50 – 70 litres
  • The number of bathrooms- in addition to the number of people you will need to consider the number of bathrooms, as this may mean that multiple people are using the hot water at the same time. As a result the size of the hot water cylinder may need to be larger for homes with more than one bathroom, especially if there is more than one shower or bath.

Choosing a hot water cylinder that is too large or too small can bring problems for your property, so choosing the right option is important for your home. For more information or advice about your central heating system, get in touch with the experts today, here at Jenoli.