Affordable Gas Water Heater Repair, Maintenance & Installation in Dayton, OH
While electric water heaters are a popular option for residents and business owners in the Dayton, OH and Cincinnati, OH areas, gas water tanks are also a trendy fuel choice. Natural gas powers a lot of home appliances, from stoves and ovens to clothes dryers, so it is no surprise that people would turn to gas for heating their water supply as well. Generally speaking, gas is less expensive than electricity and gas heats water much faster than electricity, which probably helps to explain why so many prefer gas.
If you’re a Southwest Ohio resident or business owner with a gas water heater that needs repair, maintenance, or you’re interested in gas water heater installation, call Narrow Path Plumbing today! We service all brands, and we offer trusted brands for installation, such as Bradford White, and more! Get started with a free estimate today.
Benefits of Gas Water Heaters
Installing a new gas water heater would likely lower your energy bills and give you more efficient water heating throughout your home. There are many benefits to having a gas water heater installed:
Propane gas water heaters cost approximately $25 less per month to operate than comparable electric units (Source: Energy Savings Calculator). On average, gas water heaters are up to one-third less expensive to operate than electric heaters. Over an intermediate unit’s life span (approx. ten years), propane gas water heaters can save homeowners between $3,000 and $4,000 when compared with an electric unit.
Because propane gas water heaters have a quicker recovery rate (nearly twice that of an electric water heater), they can get more hot water from the same size tank. When considering the use of space in a home, the fact that a much smaller propane water heater can do the job of a larger electric unit is an essential factor. Propane models are also highly durable and can last for many years with minimal service requirements.
The reference standard for the energy efficiency of storage water heaters is the “energy factor,” which is based on delivering 64 gallons of hot water per day, no matter what size water storage tank is used. Taking into account combustion efficiency and standby loss, the energy factor for a gas storage water heater generally ranges between 0.50 and 0.65. Smaller units have higher energy factors because their smaller volumes and surface areas result in less standby loss. For tightly sealed houses, sealed combustion or power-vented water heaters are the best.
Provides Fast Heat
As opposed to electric hot water cylinders, gas water heaters work twice as fast. In addition, they recover much more quickly than electric models, which means your hot water supply is replenished rapidly. So if you have a more enormous household or high demand for hot water in your home, a gas heater is definitely a better option.
Professional Gas Water Heater Installation You Can Trust
When determining if a gas water heater is right for you, the first thing you need to look at is whether or not gas is available to you. Calling a professional is imperative. For a lot of people if gas appliances are already in the home then this is a very affordable fuel option to switch over to. In some areas, however, gas might not be a viable option, especially if you don’t have gas lines running near your residence. Moreover, even if you have accessible gas fuel nearby, running the line to your residence might be too expensive and out of your budget. We install trusted brands such as Bradford White, Rheem, and more!
How Gas Water Heaters Work
As indicated by their name, a tank-type water heater connects to your water lines and heats cold water, and stores the hot water until it is needed in the home via your plumbing fixtures and appliances. A gas water heater functions through what in physics is knowns as convection — a law that defines how heat rises. With gas water heaters, the cold water runs to the tank through a cold water supply line that fills the tank with a constant supply of cold water. The dense cold water at the bottom of the tank is then given heat by a gas burner located below the sealed tank. When the water warms up, it rises into the tank, where it is drawn off by the hot water discharge pipe to provide hot water wherever it is needed. The hot water discharge pipe is a lot shorter than the dip tube because its job is to funnel off the hottest water, which is always at the top of the tank.
The gas burner that heats the cold water coming in is controlled by a control valve, pressure relief valve, drain valve, vent hood and gas regulator assembly mounted on the side of the water heater, which includes a thermostat used to measure the temperature of the water inside the tank and turns the burner on and off as necessary to maintain the set temperature of the water.
Why Choose Narrow Path Plumbing for Plumbing Inspections?
Gas or propane water heater installation is a dangerous job that should only be done by a licensed professional. A complete inspection by a reputable honest plumber such as Narrow Path Plumbing, who goes over areas like those listed here is a wonderful way to help keep your home safe and ready for installation. For a complete plumbing inspection, contact us to set up an appointment.
We are always available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week serving all of Xenia, Dayton, Beavercreek, Fairborn, Yellow Springs, Troy, Trotwood, Kettering, Miamisburg, Centerville, Circleville, Lebanon, West Chester, Maineville, Mason, Loveland, Springboro, Spring Valley, Springfield, and more. Additionally, we also serve the entire Greater Cincinnati area and all of Southwest Ohio.
Why don't I have hot water?
Before troubleshooting a gas water heater, check if the gas is adequately supplied to your house and your water heater; there might be obstructions, shortage, or the main gas valve is closed. If hot water suddenly becomes cold, the water usage might have been exceeding the tank capacity. If that is the case, wait for the water heater to recover. Call us right away!