Gas Water Heaters

Gas Water Heater Repair and Installation in Canal Winchester, OH

A water heater works by heating up an insulated tank full of cold tap water until it reaches a certain temperature, which you can then use as needed. The tank itself is typically made out of stainless steel or copper and contains several layers of insulation to keep the heat generated inside from escaping into the air around it.

If you own a gas-powered hot water heater (as opposed to an electric one), there will also be some sort of gas burner attached to provide heat at all times—this can either be located outside near where your natural gas lines enter your building or located inside next to where your pipes connect with those same lines before entering into your home’s walls or basement floorboards/ceiling joists).

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Why Choose a Gas Water Heater

Gas water heaters are cheaper to buy but more expensive to run. They also have a higher energy star rating than electric ones.

Tankless water heaters use less energy than tank-style models because they don’t keep hot water in storage tanks waiting for you to use it. The downside is that they’re more expensive upfront and can’t hold enough hot water for big families or properties with multiple bathrooms (which tend to have larger showers). They’re best suited for smaller homes or single-family households that don’t need much hot water at once—but if it’s just you, they’ll do the job!

If you’re looking to purchase a water heater and want to be sure that your investment will save you money, consider a gas water heater.

Gas heaters are less costly than electric heaters. The reason for this is simple: gas is less expensive than electricity. It costs substantially more to produce and distribute electricity from the power grid than it does for natural gas piped into your home from an underground pipeline. Even if the heating element in your water heater were powered by a nuclear plant (which it’s not), the cost would still be higher than using natural gas directly from the source. Gas-powered models may also qualify for tax breaks from state governments or utility companies, depending on where you live.

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Is Your Home Ready for a Gas Water Heater?

In order for your gas water heater to work properly, your house needs to have a vent installed to channel the exhaust from the hot water heater.

A chimney, or “stack” as it is commonly called in the plumbing industry, is used for this purpose. The chimney must be tall enough so that when you turn on your hot water faucet and start filling up a bathtub with warm water, the exhaust gases can make their way up through it and out of your home.

The best place for installing such a chimney is high on an outside wall of your house, where it won’t be covered by snow or ice during the winter months. This will prevent moisture from being trapped inside and causing corrosion damage over time.

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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. 


Natural Gas

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. 


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.

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Licensed and Insured Plumbing Company for Canal Winchester, OH

You may be wondering what makes Canal Winchester Plumbing & Drain the best choice for your plumbing services. There are many things that go into making our company stand out from the rest, two of which are our licensed and insured status, as well as our certifications and state requirements.

We are licensed by the state of Ohio, meaning that we have been cleared by the state to offer these services legally. This ensures that we will not cause harm to you or your family while performing any work at your home or business property and helps ensure good customer service from us in general. We also have insurance that protects you if anything happens on-site while we’re working with one another.

Our certifications ensure that all of our technicians have been properly trained so they can complete projects quickly without causing damage to any part of your property during installation or repairs! 

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Frequently Asked Plumbing Repair & Maintenance Questions

At Canal Winchester Plumbing & Drain, we’re dedicated to finding a solution for our customers so they can live in comfort. If you have any questions, give us a call at (614) 490-7531.

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 exceeded the tank capacity. If that is the case, wait for the water heater to recover. Call us right away!

Why is my water heater leaking?

If you notice water around the water heater or dripping from the water heater, you’ve got a leaking water heater. If the water is leaking from the bottom of your water heater, this usually means there is a crack in the internal tank, and you will need a water heater replacement.

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.

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24/7 Emergency Plumbing Service in Canal Winchester, OH

Our plumbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with any plumbing issues you may have. We provide fast response times and we can handle any job no matter how big or small it is. We can help you with minor issues like a clogged drain or a broken faucet, or we can help with major issues like a broken water heater.

If you're not 100% happy with our services, we promise to make things right! That's why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

You can count on our professional plumbers not only for emergency services but for preventative maintenance as well. Annual inspections can help prevent many issues from occurring in the first place. Our plumbing experts will identify problems before they start. Give us a call today and avoid the stress of plumbing problems tomorrow.

  • Annual inspections can help prevent many issues from occurring in the first place.
  • Our plumbing experts will identify problems before they start.
  • Give us a call today and avoid the stress of plumbing problems tomorrow.


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