Asked by: Ganesh Alcodori
asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd March, 2020

What is the wattage of water heater?

A typical water heater will use around 4000 watts.

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Then, how many watts is a 40 gallon hot water heater?

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Performance 40 gal. Medium 6-Year 3800/3800-Watt Elements Electric Tank Water Heater Performance 40 Gal. Table Top 6 Year 4500-Watt Element Electric Tank Water Heater
$404.00 $594.00
(993) (71)
Wattage (watts) 3800 Wattage (watts) 4500
Product Width (in.) 20.25 Product Width (in.) 24 in

Also, do water heaters use a lot of electricity? An average water heater runs three hours daily. A 50-gallon, 5,500-watt water heater with a . 90 EF and an electricity rate of $. 16 per kilowatt hour will cost $781 to operate each year.

Beside this, will a 5000 watt generator run a hot water heater?

A 5,000 watt generator generator is capable of running a electric water heater, but caution should be taken not to exceed the generator's total 5,000 wattage rating. A electric water heater needs 4,500 watts to start the appliance and 3,500 watts to continue powering the heater.

What size generator do I need to run a hot water heater?

Running an electric water heater off a generator is impractical. You would need a 10,000 watt generator to run your well pump and hot water heater at the same time. Then 80% of the time you would have that large generator running drinking gas like crazy when it has barely any load on it.

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