New Mexico Groundwater Temperatures

Average Groundwater Temperatures for the Cities in New Mexico

Average groundwater temperatures play an important role in determining which tankless water heater to purchase. The reason for this is because in colder climates the groundwaters starting temperature is colder than in warmer climates. This causes the tankless water heater to work harder to increase the water temperature in colder climates, which in turn causes the flow rate to decrease in parallel. For example, if the starting water temperature is 52°F and you need to raise the water temperature to 110°F. Then your tankless water heater needs to be capable of raising the water temperature by 58°F and still have enough flow to support the fixtures you want to simultaneously run.

 

How Flow Rates are Affected by Temperature

In the example below, you can see the impact that temperature has on flow rates. This example is based on a tankless water heater that has a flow rate rated for 8 GPM.

 

Temperature Zone Efficiency
+71 °F 100% (8 GPM)
61 - 70 °F 73% (5.8 GPM)
51 - 60 °F 58% (4.6 GPM)
41 - 50 °F 48% (3.8 GPM)
< 40 °F 41% (3.2 GPM)

The efficiency percentage is an average based on Siebel TempraRinnai RU199, and ECO90 tankless water heater models.

 

Flow Rates of Appliances

Based on the corresponding flow rates for each appliance that are listed. A tankless water heater that is rated with a flow rate of 8 GPM (gallons per minute) is capable of running these items at the same time in regions with an average groundwater

temperature of 72°F.

 

Shower = 3 GPM

Kitchen Sink = 1.5 GPM

Washing Machine = 2.5 GPM

Total = 7 GPM

 

If you take this same exact tankless water heater and install it in a region that has an average groundwater temperature of 52°F (green zone). This will lower that tankless water heater's max GPM output to 4.64 GPM.

 

Shower = 3 GPM

Kitchen Sink = 1.5 GPM

Total = 4.5 GPM

 

As you can see before purchasing a tankless water heater it's important to know the impact temperature has on its ability to heat water and its effect on the total GPM needs of your household.

 

New Mexico Groundwater Temperature Yearly Average

City and Zip Codes Groundwater Temperatures

Alamoarodo

88310 | 88311

52°F

Albuquerque

87102 | 87104 | 87105 | 87106 | 87107 | 87108 | 87109 | 87110 | 87111 | 87112 | 87113 | 87114 | 87116 | 87120 | 87121 | 87122 | 87123

56°F

Anthony

88021

54°F

Artesia

88210

56°F

Aztec

87410

56°F

Belen

87002

54°F

Bernalillo

87004

54°F

Bloomfield

87413

52°F

Carlsbad

88220

52°F

Chaparral

88081

52°F

Clovis

88101

55°F

Deming

88030

52°F

Edgewood

87015

57°F

Espanola

87532 | 87533

52°F

Farmington

87401 | 87402 | 87499

52°F

Gallup

87301 | 87305

54°F

Grants

87020

53°F

Hobbs

88240 | 88242

52°F

Las Cruces  

88001 | 88003 | 88004 | 88005 | 88007 | 88011 | 88012

62°F

Los Almos

87544

58°F

Los Lunas

87301

56°F

Lovington

88260

54°F

Portales

88130

56°F

Rio Rancho

87124 | 87144

54°F

Roswell

88201 | 88203

63°F

 Santa Fe

87501 | 87505 | 87507 | 87508

51°F

Shiprock

87420

54°F

Silver City

88061

56°F

Sunland Park

88063

55°F

Taos

87571 | 87525

54°F

What Tankless Water Heater should You buy if you live in New Mexico?

Since New Mexico's average groundwater temperature range is between 51°F and 64°F. It is recommended that you select a green zone or orange zone Tankless Water Heater. To see the recommended Tankless Water Heaters that apply to the orange and green zone temperatures please follow the link that corresponds to the region of your average groundwater temperature.

 

Temperature zone Recommended Tankless Water Heater
< 40 °F Tankless Water Heater Recommendations
41 - 50 °F Tankless Water Heater Recommendations
51 - 60 °F Tankless Water Heater Recommendations
61 - 70 °F Tankless Water Heater Recommendations
+71 °F Tankless Water Heater Recommendations
 

For more information, please contact New Water Innovations