Water Heater Replacement Services
Affordable Water Heater Replacement in Johnson City
Even if your water heater isn’t “that old” yet, it can experience issues along the way. Whether your water heater is making noises, or you don’t any heated water at all, these are some problems that can creep up on you unexpectedly. And when they do, it can be a problem — especially for the busy Johnson City homeowner or business owner.
If you are experiencing problems with your water heater or need an immediate replacement, Johnson City Water Heater Service possesses the experience and expertise needed to help. We offer full-service installation of a new water heater unit, as well as emergency repair services in case your unit breaks down out of nowhere.
Clients in the Washington, Sullivan, and Carter counties can attest to our dedication to quality services. To give you peace of mind, we offer free estimates on all parts installed by us, as well as our services. When you work with us, you’ll be working with certified technicians who are trained in refrigeration, gas-fitting, fire protection systems, and plumping.
For all your water heater replacement and installation needs, get in touch with Johnson City Water Heater Services.
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Here at Johnson City Water Heater Services, we do not immediately recommend a replacement if a water heater units can be repaired. However, we do recommend replacing your water heater if we come across the following signs (after inspecting your unit):
- Loss of hot water volume
- Age of the unit
- Rising heating bills
- Reddish discoloration in the water
- Repaired too many times
We match you with top-quality water heaters. We say match because we assess your situation during the consultation to narrow down your water heater choices. Apart from offering the newest models available, we make sure all of our models are available at fair prices.
We also do the installation for you. Our team never cuts costs or time when it comes to replacements and installations. We double-check our work to ensure your safety and convenience.
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One of our plumbing technicians will walk you through your best options based on your needs
Gas Water Heater Replacement
Gas-powered heaters are the most common water heater types, as well as the most energy- and cost-efficient. As its name indicates, natural gas is the fuel source of gas water heaters.
The benefits of using gas water heaters are:
- Lower operating costs. Gas is a more affordable power source compared to electricity, which means gas-powered heaters have lower operating costs compared to electric-powered ones. While the initial cost of a gas heater can be expensive, it will be more affordable in the long run.
- High recovery rate/rapid heating. Gas-powered heaters heat water twice as fast as electric-powered ones. This is because gas heaters have a higher recovery rate compared to electric appliances. This makes them ideal for large families or businesses accommodating many clients and staff members.
The cons of using gas water heaters are:
- Higher initial costs. You’ll have to shell out a considerable amount of money to get your gas heater up and running. You may also have to pay an additional amount for the ventilation system’s exhaust.
- Complex installation process. Unlike electric water heaters, you cannot install gas water heaters anywhere. Plus, the installation process can be complicated due to the need to install a ventilation system.
Electric Water Heater Replacement
Electric water heaters are often installed in the basement or garage, and often cost less to purchase and install compared to a gas-powered heater.
- Ease of use and convenience. Electric water heaters are easier to use compared to their gas counterparts. Since it runs on electricity, you don’t have to turn on the gas to start the heater’s operations.
- Lower installation costs. Since electric water heaters do not require a ventilation system, you can install them anywhere in your home without worrying about a complex installation process. The lack of a ventilation system also means you save more money upon installation.
The cons of using electric water heaters are:
- More expensive in the long run. While the initial costs of installing an electric heater are lower than installing a gas water heater, the operational costs of an electric water heater are more expensive in the long run due to the use of electricity.
- No electricity, no heated water. Like any electronic device, electric water heaters need electricity to function. In case of a power outage, you won’t have heated water.
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Storage Tank Water Heaters
Traditional tank heaters are often installed in homes. They use either natural gas or electricity as their power source. Most storage tanks come with an insulated tank that can hold up to 50 gallons of water, which the system heats and stores until you need it.
The benefits of using storage tank heaters are:
- Storage tank heaters have lower initial costs compared to tankless water heaters.
- These water heaters also operate simply, which results in less costly repairs and maintenance.
- The simplicity of storage tank heaters means you save more time, energy, and resources. Plus, you can easily repair these tanks. Replacements aren’t the immediate option in case something goes wrong with your heater.
The cons of using storage tank water heaters:
- Higher utility bills since storage water heaters heat then reheat the water to pre-set temperatures. They’ll work harder during the winter months, which drives your bills higher.
- They occupy more space because of their size. If you have limited space at home or in your commercial establishment, you can’t find an area to fit your storage tank.
- They also have a shorter lifespan compared to their tankless counterparts. Storage tanks last for 10 to 15 years only.
Tankless Water Heater Replacement
Also known as “on-demand water heaters,” tankless water heaters use high-powered burners to quickly heat water and directly deliver it to your showers or faucets without storing the water in a tank. They are usually powered by gas or electricity.
The benefits of using tankless water heaters are:
- They save you more money in the long run. According to Energy.gov, homes that consume 41 gallons (or less) of heated water every day can benefit from tankless water heaters since these units are 34 percent more energy efficient compared to traditional tank models.
- Tankless water heaters also live longer tank water heaters. They can last 20 to 30 years, which is double the lifespan of a storage-tank water heater.
- Finally, these tanks use less space compared to tank water heaters. You can install them in tight quarters.
The cons of using tankless water heaters:
- Tankless water heaters come with higher upfront costs. The installation can be costly, especially if you’re replacing a storage-tank water heater with a tankless type.
- Simultaneously doing the laundry and taking a shower can cause your water heater to not keep up with the demand.
Frequently Asked Questions
Common Water Heater Service Questions We Hear
What type of water heater do I need?
If upfront costs are a concern for you, a tank water heater could be your best option. Although, if you want a more economical choice, in the long run, a tankless water heater is another option.
The fuel source is another consideration. Storage tank heaters run on electricity, natural gas, solar power, or propane. On the other hand, tankless water heaters offer a choice between electricity and natural gas. In terms of space, a tankless model is more ideal for smaller homes.
What size of water heater should I buy?
Water heater sizes vary. If you are buying a storage tank heater, choose a unit with a gallon capacity that meets the needs of your home or business. For example, a large household of five or more people will need a gallon capacity of 56 or higher. But if you live in a home with two residents, a 23 to 36-gallon tank will do.
In general, it depends on what your home or business needs. Consult with an expert to learn more about the right-sized water heater.
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