Pressure Tank Installation: Why Proper Sizing is Important

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Here at Clark Pump Service, we believe in the phrase “go big or go home” when it comes to pressure tank installation. Why? Because your pressure tank works hand in hand with your well pump to deliver water to your home. And the fact is that you can never go wrong with a big pressure tank.

Pressure Tank Installation: Why Proper Sizing is Important

Pressure tanks come in various sizes depending on your well pump size. There is a direct correlation between your pump’s output and your tank’s size – the more powerful your pump is, the bigger your pressure tank installation should be. For instance, a well pump with an output of about 5 GPM (gallons per minute) requires a minimum pressure tank size of 20 gallons.

What if You Go Small?

While we understand that a smaller pressure tank might be cheaper, it could lead to costly water pump problems in the future. Your pump will be forced to complete more cycles, which will wear it out much faster. Furthermore, you’ll end up with a larger energy bill than if you had opted for a properly sized tank.

What if You Go Big?

It’s never a bad idea to go for a big pressure tank installation, especially if your home uses a lot of water. A bigger tank will:

  • Store more supplemental water, which you can use in between pump cycles.
  • Prolong the life of your water pump.
  • Reduce your pump’s electrical consumption.
  • Maintain water pressure, ensuring that your showers and faucets produce robust water flows.

We have over 30 years of experience in pressure tank installation, so you can count on us to get you the perfect size for your home. Get in touch with us today for all your water pump and tank installation needs.