Useful tips

What size water pressure switch do I need?

What size water pressure switch do I need?

For a single level home or a two story home without water fixtures on the 2nd floor a 30/50 PSI setting may be sufficient. For two or more levels with water fixtures on more than one level you may want to use 40/60 PSI setting. It’s easier for a pump to supply the lower pressures and it’s less strain on old plumbing.

Can I put a higher pressure switch on my well pump?

You can raise the pressure switch-points by adjusting the pressure switch. It’s not uncommon to run at 60/40, and 70/50 is also possible. The limiting factors are: Your pressure switch (though as Ed says, most go to 90 or so)

How much is a well pressure switch?

How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Well Pump Pressure Switch?

Low $25 – $95 Average Cost $100 – $175
Pro Installer Pump Contractor Either
Parts Cost $25 – $40 $25 – $50
Access Any Easy to Moderate
Cost of Living Low – Average Average

What well pump pressure switch do I need?

Most well tanks come set at 30/50. The cut-on pressure for the well pump is 30 psi, so the pressure of the tank should have a pressure of 28 psi. If your well tank is on a 40/60 pressure switch, your pressure setting should be 38 psi.

How do I know what pressure switch for my well pump?

The three pressure switch settings for pressure tanks are 20/40, 30/50, and 40/60. The first number is the pressure at which your pump turns back on and the second number is the pressure at which your pump turns off (i.e. 20psi on, 40 psi off).

How long does a water pressure switch last?

The pressure switch can last for several years, but sometimes it can fail much sooner than you expect. To avoid being left without a functioning well, some homeowners simply have the switch replaced every year. Your well pump contractor can make this replacement when they come out for their yearly maintenance visit.