Natural gas is the primary fuel-source for water heaters because it is generally more cost-efficient than electricity. In fact, some utility companies offer rebates for switching from an electric-, to a gas-powered water heater.
A gas burner continually heats the water in a storage tank from the bottom of the unit. Traditionally, gas water heaters have a lifetime of 8-12 years, and once they approach this age, most service providers will not perform maintenance, as the cost of the repair could outpace the value of the unit.
Most residential water heaters are either 40-gallons, or 50-gallons, although other capacities on the market are 66-gallons, 75-gallons, 80-gallons and 120-gallons. Within the gas water heater family, there are three different types available: standard tank, Energy Star and tankless water heaters.
If you are replacing an existing water heater or if your home is newly constructed and set up for a unit, give us a call, or fill out the form below to speak to an Installation Coordinator about water heater work.