Gas Water Heater Repair, Maintenance & Installation Services in Dayton, OH

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.Trust the experts of Five Star Dayton Plumbing to assist you in determining the best gas water heater for you.

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Focusing on Gas Water Heaters

While electric water heaters are a popular option for homeowners in the Greater Dayton area, 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 home’s water supply as well. Generally speaking, gas is less expensive than electricity, which probably helps to explain why so many prefer gas. It should also be noted that gas heats water much faster than electric will, and it has a faster recovery time.

How Gas Water Heaters Operate

A gas water heater functions through what in physics is known 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 the hot water discharge pipe draws off it 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 most scalding 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.

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We Install Gas Water Heaters in Dayton, OH

Speaking with our professional plumbers and expert water tank technicians will help you determine the right style of heater for your home or business. There are tankless heaters, storage tank heaters, and other categories of water heaters fueled by natural gas, propane, and electricity. The type of hot water system you need and the size of your structure (and the space for the heater) play a part in the selection process. If you make the wrong choice, you may find that you don’t have enough hot water, and you may even find yourself having to replace your new system far too soon. Working with a professional that has years and years of experience to select your water heater is a smart idea; it can save you some hassles, headaches, and money. Call Five Star Dayton Plumbing today at (937) 230-6506.

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4 Benefits of Gas Water Heaters

Flow Rates in Gas Water Heaters

Gas also beats electric when it comes to flow rates in on-demand water heaters. These tankless water heaters are alternatives to regular storage tank models, which take up plenty of space and leave homes without hot water for a while whenever the supply in the tank is depleted. On-demand heaters provide a continuous supply of hot water as it’s needed. Gas tankless heaters are more efficient than electric heaters when heating water on demand because they deliver more gallons per minute of hot water. A tankless gas water heater is the best option to supply an entire household’s hot water.

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Cost, convenience, and efficiency are some of the advantages of gas for heating your water. In addition to being cheaper than electricity, a natural gas supply is more dependable. So in the event of a power outage, your gas supply isn’t affected. Furthermore, when a water tank runs out of hot water, a gas heater heats a fresh tank of water faster than an electric heater. However, some gas water heaters rely on a pilot light to fire up, which adds to the overall running costs. For the most cost-efficient gas heater, purchase a model that doesn’t employ a continuously-burning pilot light to ignite the gas.

Condensing Water Heaters

If you’re looking to install a gas water heater in your home, you have the option of choosing one of our many energy-efficient condensing water heaters. Because gas water heaters produce combustion, they can give off gases that pose a safety risk and must be vented to the outside air. Condensing water heaters use the hot gases to heat cold water by diverting them so that they pass over a coil. These water heaters are for households that need storage tanks bigger than 55 gallons. Having a new water heater installed is a significant investment. When you purchase a gas water heater, you are able to recoup those initial installation costs over time in energy bill savings. Additionally, a homeowner can improve the hot water supply in their home for all their needs.

Gas Heats Up Fast

Unlike 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 large business or household or high demand for hot water in your home, a gas heater is a better option.

Are you a Dayton area homeowner searching for water heater services? Call Five Star at (937) 230-6506 today!

Water Heater FAQ

What is a water softener?

A Water Softener is a filtration system that works to remove high concentrations of calcium and magnesium that cause hard water. When water flows through a water softener, the system filters out these hard water minerals, and the softened water then leaves the water softening system to flow through plumbing.

What size water heater do I need?

Traditional water heaters have long been considered the better choice for large homes. However, not all tank water heaters come in the same shape and size. If you have a large family – say four or more – you will want to install a water heater with a tank that can hold between 50 and 80 gallons of water at a time. On the other hand, if you live in a small home with only one other person, you will probably be better suited to a unit that holds 23-36 gallons. If you’re looking to install a tankless water heater, conversely, the size of the unit is less important than the system’s flow rate (another advantage of tankless water heaters is that they are always fairly small, and therefore relatively easy to access.) A tankless heater’s flow rate is measured in gallons per minute or GPM. The bigger your home is, the higher GPM your tankless system will need to have.

How long should a water heater last?

In a perfect world, our residential water heaters would last a lifetime; however, that isn’t the case in the real world. On average, a typical water heater should last anywhere from 6 to 13 years. Keep in mind that the longevity of your water heater depends on the care and maintenance performed. Our experts suggest having a scheduled annual draining and flushing.

Choose Five Star for Gas Water Heater Repair, Maintenance & Installation in Dayton, OH

The friendly plumbers at Five Star Dayton Plumbing are your trusted experts for water heater services, including both residential and commercial heater installation, water heater repair, and water heating system maintenance. We carry trusted names such as Bradford White and Navien! We proudly install these tankless systems across the Greater Dayton, OH area, including Beavercreek, Xenia, Circleville, Yellow Springs, Mason, Troy, and many more.

We offer fast and affordable installation on all water systems with free estimates for those looking to have a water heater installed in their home or business. If you’re interested, we can send a professional adviser to your home or facility and provide you with a free estimate and a free consultation.

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