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Gas Water Heaters in Washington, DC by Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

The kind of water heater you have installed in your home will drastically affect the quality of hot water you have available to you, depending on your individual situation. Considering how much hot water the average American uses every single year, this is not a decision that should be made lightly. Gas water heaters are one of the most popular of water heater types for a number of reasons. Read on for some of the advantages of gas water heaters. Keep in mind, however, that you should still consult with a professional before making a final decision on which water heater type to install in your home.

Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling provides comprehensive gas water heater services throughout Washington, DC.

Gas Water Heaters vs. Electric Water Heaters

The two most popular types of water heaters in the country are of the gas and electric variety. These two types cover the vast majority of homes, and each has its own pros and cons. Gas water heaters tend to be a bit more popular than electric water heaters for a couple of different reasons. For one thing, gas water heaters are a bit more energy efficient. The amount of heat resulting from natural gas combustion is of a more favorable ratio than the amount of heat garnered from electrical coils. Gas water heaters are also a bit longer lived, on average.

The Advantages of Gas Water Heaters

As mentioned above, there are a variety of advantages to installing a gas water heater in your home. Aside from those already listed, gas water heaters are among the most difficult to exhaust with heavy usage. All water heaters have a limit, a point at which their output cannot match the demand coming from the home. Gas water heaters, however, keep a reservoir of hot water ready for use, and are able to replenish that supply relatively quickly. With an appropriately sized gas water heater, you can use it without fear of using up all the hot water. Of course, you can still exhaust the hot water available if you decide to take an hour–long shower or the like. Still, gas water heaters are highly recommended for homes in which hot water is used in large quantities on a regular basis.

We Install and Service Gas Water Heaters

Installing a gas water heater is absolutely not advisable for anyone without professional training and experience. The water heater makes use of the home’s plumbing system, electrical grid, and natural gas line, all of which are delicate systems. Two of those systems, the electrical grid and gas line, can be extremely dangerous if mishandled. So, if you need a gas water heater installed, you should trust us to handle it for you.

We also repair and maintain gas water heaters of all kinds. Sturdy though they are, gas water heaters still need professional work done every once in a while. If your water heater is having issues, don’t worry about it! Just call Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling and we’ll take care of it for you! Contact us today to schedule an appointment. 

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