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Gas Water Heaters

When deciding between a gas water heater or an electric one, there are many things to consider. Life time cost savings is one of the many advantages of gas water heaters. Installing a gas water heater in your home can result in a reduction of energy usage. Since hot water accounts for 14-18 percent of your electric bill, this can be a considerable savings over time. However, gas water heaters can have higher-upfront costs.

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Which Gas Water Heater is Right for You

Storage Tank Heaters: This is the most common style of water heater. It’s a standard cylinder that stores water which is maintained at a constant temperature. These come in different sizes, and heating capacities. One of our technicians can explain how to decide what size is right for your household size and water usage. There are also three types of storage tank heaters:

  • Atmospherically Vented: These heaters must have a vent, or flu, that leads outside to release the byproducts of the gas used to heat the water.
  • Power Vented or Sealed Combustion: These heaters have self-contained units that manage the byproducts of the gas used to heat the water.
  • Condensing Tanks: A condensing tank uses a coil system, much like a refrigerator, to manage the byproducts of the gas used to heat the water.

Tankless Heaters: Tankless heaters, also called demand heating systems, are smaller units. These heat water very quickly, as it is needed so there is no need for a storage tank. Gas is the best option for tankless systems because it’s more efficient for heating water quickly. These systems offer long-term savings because there is no need to maintain a reserve of constantly heated water.

Combination Space and Water Heaters: These are whole-home systems that use heated water to help warm living spaces. Choosing this type of system could replace your furnace as well as your water heater, and will require a considerable upfront investment. However, combination systems are not well-suited to all locations.

Gas Water Heater Installation & Repair in Myrtle Beach, SC

Call Dependable Service Plumbing & Air to arrange a consultation or water heater inspection with one of our certified technicians in Myrtle Beach, Conway, Pawley’s Island and surrounding areas. They can inspect your existing water heater and discuss the pros and cons of available water heating systems.

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“Senior technician, Joe Anderson, made plumbing repairs to an upstairs bathtub to seal leaks from flooding through kitchen ceiling downstairs. This has been an ongoing serious daily problem in this apartment since April 2015. Mr. Anderson was the first person to have a camera system with him to assess areas where water was accessing kitchen ceiling. He explained in detail what he did and what he found wrong. Water had been flowing from next door apartment whenever they used their shower for over a year now. Mr. Anderson stated he needed to get permission from apartment management office in order to proceed to correct issues in next door apartment. Management has not allowed that access yet. He also noted that a single shower curtain in the apartment next door was on the outside of that tub and felt that could be creating some of the flooding issues. Thank you Mr. Anderson for being my angel and making these repairs.” –- Lyda G.

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