What Well Pump Does My Home Need?

Written on: April 15, 2024

A Useful Guide

well pump service Putnam County, NY Well pumps perform an essential function. They are how water gets from your well to the pressure tank that provides water for your Putnam County, NY home. When your tank needs more water, the pressure switch signals the well pump to send water from the well. Once there’s enough water (pressure), the switch then signals the well pump to turn off.

Choosing the right well pump is crucial for efficient water supply in your home. The size of the pump should be determined based on your household’s water consumption and the depth of your well. Here’s a guide to help you make an informed decision.

Understanding Well Pump Sizes

Well pumps are typically available in sizes ranging from 1/2 horsepower (HP) to 5 HP. The size refers to the power of the pump’s motor. A larger pump can pump water from greater depths and at a faster rate.

Factors to Consider

Here are the factors to consider when determining the well pump size that’s best suited for your Putnam County home’s needs:

  1. Well Depth: The depth of your well is a critical factor. Deeper wells require more powerful pumps to bring the water to the surface.
  2. Water Demand: Calculate your home’s water demand in gallons per minute (GPM). Consider all sources of water usage, including bathrooms, kitchen appliances, and outdoor irrigation.
  3. Vertical Lift: Also known as the vertical rise, it’s the distance from the pump to the highest point of use in your home.

Choosing the Right Size

To choose the right size well pump for your home, you need to match your home’s water demand (GPM) with the pump’s capacity to deliver water at a specific depth. Pump performance charts provided by manufacturers can be helpful in this process.

The Bottom Line

Selecting the right well pump size is essential for efficient water supply. While smaller pumps are more energy-efficient and cost-effective, they may not meet high water demand or pump water from great depths. Conversely, a pump that’s too large for your needs can lead to energy wastage and increased wear and tear. Therefore, understanding your specific needs and consulting with a well pump professional at Downey Energy is crucial in making the right choice.

Quality Products & Service

Downey Energy is proud to install Goulds submersible well pumps. They have state-of-the-art mechanics and smart technology integration. So if it’s time to replace your well pump, Downey Energy is the company to call.

Even if it isn’t time to replace your well pump, you want to make sure it’s in good working order. Regular maintenance is essential. That’s why Downey Energy’s pump service includes pump maintenance and repairs. And we’ll get the job done correctly on the first visit and efficiently. We don’t want you waiting around. That’s why all of our service trucks are equipped with a full inventory of replacement parts. That way, whenever you need well pump service, we’ll be sure to have the parts needed to get the job done right so you can have running water again as soon as possible. Downey Energy makes sure you have water.

The Downey Difference

Downey Energy has served our Hudson Valley customers for over a century. All of our plumbers are trained, experienced, and licensed, so you’re always in good hands with us.

Downey Energy is there for our Hudson Valley customers in Dutchess County, Orange County, Putnam County, and Northern Westchester County.

Contact Downey Energy today to learn more or to request well pump installation or service.