Gas Water Heater Contractors
Natural gas water heaters are the preferred method of water heating in many parts of the United States, particularly in regions with low natural gas rates. Gas water heaters are available for consumers in several forms, including storage gas water heaters, tankless gas water heaters, and indirect gas water heaters. Let's examine the pros and cons of each popular type of natural gas water heater. Let us help by contacting us today for a free estimate. Currently serving Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina and Ohio.
Storage Gas Water Heaters
Conventional (storage) gas water heaters are the most widely-used gas water heater. In a storage gas water heater, a gas burner, located underneath the tank, heats the tank of water to the desired temperature set on the thermostat (usually between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit). When water temperature falls below the desired temperature, the thermostat opens the gas valve to reheat the water. When the water temperature increases to the desired point, the valve then closes. Because a storage gas water heater requires up to 80 gallons of water maintained at a high temperature, this type of water heater results in extensive standby energy losses and is less efficient than other models.
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Tankless Gas Water Heaters
Gas tankless water heaters have zero standby energy losses, because they do not have a storage tank. Rather than keep up to 80 gallons of water heated at up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, tankless gas water heaters heat water only when you turn on a hot water tap. In a tankless gas water heater, cold water enters the unit and is heated by a gas burner to deliver instant hot water to the home. No water or energy is wasted in this system.
Tankless gas water heaters are often preferred over electric water heaters because they have a higher flow rate. This means that you may be able to take a hot shower and run the dishwasher simultaneously with a tankless gas water heater. For larger families that often require simultaneous hot water use, additional tankless gas water heaters can be installed and designated for a particular appliance.
Indirect Gas Water Heaters
Many homeowners in the market for water heater replacement consider an indirect gas water heater. This type of water heater is similar to a storage gas water heater in that it requires a tank; however, it heats the water using the home's space heating system (e.g. furnace or boiler), which conserves energy. With an indirect gas water heater, your furnace will turn on and off less often due to the energy stored by the water heater's tank. And if your tank is properly insulted, it will save even more energy.
If natural gas rates tend to be less expensive than electric rates in your state, you may want to consider replacing your existing or outdated electric water heater with an efficient gas water heater. After all, nearly 25% of the typical home's energy use is a direct result of heating water. Using an efficient gas water heater could save you hundreds of dollars a year! Plus, if you use an energy-efficient system such as a tankless gas water heater, you'll reduce your carbon footprint and help the environment.
Gas Water Heater Installation Contractors in your area.
We'd like to connect you with the best gas water heater installation contractors in your area. We have prescreened gas water heater installation contractors available in all 50 states and offer free estimates for installation. All of our gas water heater installation contractors are prescreened, licensed & insured. Our contractors are located locally in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa and Ohio that are available to give you the quality service that you need.
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