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As you prepare for a new water heater, it may be worth considering the types of water heaters you can install in your home. There are two main types of water heaters: conventional and tankless. Each of these water heaters has its unique benefits.
The conventional water heater stores and preheats over 30 gallons of water so that its ready for you any time you need it. A tankless water heater works by heating water whenever you are using the water and does not have a storage reservoir. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a conventional water heater repair expert based in Benbrook, TX. We provide installation, repair and maintenance of conventional water heaters across the DFW region.
Our water heaters are of high quality because we source them from the most technologically advanced manufacturers in America. Because the type of conventional water heater suitable for your home varies from region to region, we will help you choose the best one for your home.
Punctuality and excellence are core to our water heater repair job. We always arrive on site in time and complete the projects within the stipulated duration. Do you know that we even pay you $5 per minute when our technicians arrive late? That is how much we value and respect your time. Call us today to install, maintain or repair your conventional water heater!
We conduct water heater repair and installation on the following conventional water heaters:
- Propane gas water heaters
- Power-vent water heaters
- Electric water heaters
- Commercial water heaters
- Natural gas water heaters
Benefits of Using a Conventional Water Heater
Many people prefer using traditional water heaters because of their versatility. The conventional water heaters are fueled by a wide variety of sources, including electricity, propane, natural gas and others that may be beneficial to people. For homeowners who choose the gas-powered water heaters, they can still enjoy hot water during power outages.
2. Variety of Sizes
The conventional water heaters hold anywhere between 20 and 100 gallons of water. It is, therefore, easier to choose the appropriate size of the water heater that fits your entire family. Typically, a household with 1 to 3 people can install a 30-gallon water heater while a family of 4 to 7 will be better off with a 70-gallon water heater. The peak hour demand and the first-hour rating of the water heater can also help you determine if it is fit for your family size.
3. Installation is Cheaper
Conventional water heaters have been used for many years and therefore, technicians have mastered their installation processes. Installing a conventional water heater is quicker and less expensive than the non-traditional forms. According to the US Department of Energy, a conventional water heater that holds 60 gallons of water costs about $865 to install while a tankless heater will cost you about $2000, just on installation.
4. Energy-efficient Options Are Available
An energy-efficient water heater saves you money and energy. Our water heater repair services can help you choose an Energy Star Model that is affordable and saves you on power bills.
Factors to Consider When Choosing a Conventional Water Heater
• First-hour Rating
The first-hour rating is the amount of water in gallons that can be supplied by the heater in an hour, starting from the time the tanker is full of hot water. The first-hour rating is dependent on the capacity of the tank, size of the burner and the source of heat.
Energy Label guides for the storage water heaters usually lists the first-hour rating. The first-hour rating of your conventional water heater should match within 1 0r 2 gallons of your peak hour demand. Peak hour refers to the time of the day when you consume a lot of hot water in your home. Add up the gallons used during this time to come up with the peak-hour demand. Our water heater repair technicians will help you determine the peak-hour demand and the first-hour rating if you need assistance.
• Fuel Type and Costs
You need to consider the type of fuel you will be using when choosing the conventional water heater. The type of fuel used will determine not only the size of the water heater but also the operational costs and energy efficiency.
Fuel type and its availability in your area may determine may narrow water heater choices. The common energy sources used by conventional water heaters include natural gas, fuel oil, solar, propane, geothermal and electricity.
If you have more than one fuel type in your area, you should compare the costs. This is especially useful if you are constructing a new home. Even if you are planning to replace the water heater, there is always an option that saves you money.
Why Working with Us is a Great Choice
If you live in Benbrook, TX area, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing provides a wide range of water heater repair including installation and maintenance.
We Keep Time in All Our Arrangements
We value your time and therefore, our technicians usually arrive on site within the stipulated time. We also ensure that we complete the projects before the deadline that you set as a client. Punctuality is synonymous with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Benbrook, TX.
Our Technicians Are Certified
Certifications are awarded by relevant authorities to show that a professional understands the codes and regulations that a water heater repair job demands. It shows that the person is capable of handling a task to the expected standards. All our technicians regularly get certifications from both the regional and national Plumbing and Energy bodies after successful inductions.
We Are Experienced
Most of our water heater repair technicians have been in the plumbing industry for over 5 years. We know everything that is to be considered when setting up a conventional water heater in homes. We are also keen on keeping up with trends and modern technology in the plumbing industry.
If you intend to install a new conventional heater or replace and existing one in Benbrook, TX, do not take chances when sourcing for water heater repair professionals. Call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing today to help make the right choice depending on your location and family size.