Electric Water Heater Services

Consider an Electric Water Heater Replacement!

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The two main power sources for water heaters are gas-powered and electric-powered. Finding the best type of water heater for your home or business can be confusing at first, but our team of certified plumbing specialists are here to help you decide.

Electric water heaters are more common with residential homeowners. If you do not have an existing gas line in your home, electric water heaters are probably going to be your best option. If this is the case, our electric water heater repair and installation team in Johnson City can walk you through your best options based on your budget and hot water demands.

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The Benefits of Electric Water Heaters

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Affordable Prices

An electric water heater is the most affordable option when it comes to price. Also, unlike their gas-powered counterparts they do not require additional in home infrastructure or a ventilation system which saves you even more money and makes installation simpler too! You might be wondering if your home needs an electrical upgrade but don’t worry because these upgrades aren’t always necessary

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Ease of Installation

The argument can be made that electric water heaters are much easier to install than gas water heaters. Electric water heaters need only to be wired into an electrical outlet and then hooked up to cold and hot lines. Not only that, but you don’t need a venting system for electric water heaters because they don’t burn fuel. Therefore, you don’t need flexible gas lines. Because of their simplicity, they may save you money upfront

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The Safer Option

If you have a leaking gas heater there could be explosive fumes around it that can cause serious injuries or damage buildings nearby in case of an emergency situation. Electric models us circuit breakers to mitigate risks and don’t pose nearly as much hazards because they’re powered by electricity rather than fuel like gasoline which has been known not only create harmful emissions but also ignite during accidents causing explosions. 

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Things You Should Know About Electric Water Heaters

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Depends on Power

Here in Tri-Cities, TN, we regularly face Mother Nature. If a bad storm or other unfortunate even causes your power to go out, your electric hot water will go out as well because it solely depends on electricity to produce hot water – this is not the case with gas water heaters.

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Operating Costs

The cost of electricity is generally higher than the cost of gas. Despite more upfront savings, electric water heaters can still end up costing you more in the long-run because they of their energy consumption costs in comparison to the cost of gas consumption. 

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Electric water heaters generally heat less water per hour than gas water heaters. This may be a factor to consider if you have a large family or business that will be needing more hot water more often (i.e. multiple people using multiple showers using hot water at the same time) 


How Do Electric Water Heaters Work?

The electric water heater is a two-part system that has an upper heating element and lower boiling point. The bottom part of this machine heats up the whole tank, but without harming its overall temperature so you can enjoy hot showers or baths all year long!

Electric water heaters are a more environmentally-friendly choice than gas counterparts. Unlike with the combustion engine, there is no pollution to worry about and they don’t produce any exhaust that may damage your air quality! These factors make them efficient as well since electricity can travel much farther without ever being converted into waste products like CO2 or other greenhouse gasses (which means less energy needed overall). However, one downside for these drawbacks is how much power you need – larger tanks take up more of those precious watts in order get heated enough volume from start-to finish.

Electric water heaters are already very efficient, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you will save money on your electricity bill.
The efficiency of an electric heater can be increased by up to 80% through greater conservation or using energy-efficient appliances.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What Factors Should I Consider Before Buying a New Water Heater?

We all want our hot water to be as consistent and reliable. But what type of fuel source will provide that? It’s important for you consider which water heater works best with your lifestyle, because there isn’t just one answer! When considering electric versus gas heating options: Electric Heating Systems typically have lower operating costs because they don’t require any external power sources or maintenance fees; however those who live in cold regions might find themselves disappointed by shorter showers due this type’s inability to work efficiently below 32° F (0° C). Gas Water Heaters are more expensive upfront but offer longer lasting.

Is it Finally Time to Replace My Water Heater?

A few things to consider when deciding if you should replace your water heater. Is the tank filling up with sedimentation, clogging your water faucets? Has it been more than 10 years since you replaced your old water heater? Does the tank have leaks or is it corroding from age? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to replace your water heater.

Also, if your water heater is over 8 years old and having issues, it may be time to replace the unit. You might notice poor quality or no hot water when using certain appliances like a dishwasher with this type of heat source. Leaking around the tank can also indicate that there’s something wrong internally.

Is it Possible to Make My Water Heater Last Longer?

Yes! The key to maintaining your water heater is regular maintenance. You should have a qualified person perform a cleaning and inspection of your water heater annually, or as needed if you notice a problem. An annual clean will help ensure that buildup inside does not affect performance and potential appliance failure. The best way to keep your water heater running efficiently is to be aware of any problems it may have before they happen.

My Water Heater's Thermostat Keeps Resetting. What Should I Do?

The thermostat of a water heater will reset when it detects that the hot water has reached a certain temperature. This allows it to maintain a set temperature for any point in time, so it will resume heating when the hot water drops below this set point. If your water heater is not heating or heating well, or if there is a lot of fluctuation in the temperature, check the power connection to the water heater and make sure it is plugged in and turned on. Check to see if there are any leaks in the pipes too. If all of these checks come back ok, then your thermostat could be malfunctioning and needs to be replaced.