Gas Water Heaters in Winter Haven, Lakeland & Orlando, FL
Heating water for your home accounts for approximately 18% of your household expenses. Replacing an inefficient or unreliable water heater with a dependable, efficient gas water heater could save you money on your monthly utility bills.
The plumbing professionals at Iceberg can help you choose the best gas water heater at an affordable price for your home. Call us at (863) 223-1849 today!
Advantages of Gas Water Heaters
If you already have a gas water heater, you may want the type you currently have for your replacement. But you can upgrade your energy efficiency with your new gas water heater.
There are several advantages to gas versus electric water heaters:
- Gas water heaters are faster (faster water heating is also known as “high recovery rate”), and they cost less to operate because natural gas is cheaper than electricity.
- Gas water heaters cost more upfront, but their long-term use justifies the expense.
- If your electric power goes out, you’ll still have hot water when you need it.
Many people feel electric water heaters are safer than gas. It’s true that gas water heater leaks can be a risk, but homeowners can use them quite safely. We advise gas water heater owners to install a carbon monoxide detector near the water heater and check the flame color regularly.
Tankless Versus Storage
A traditional storage water heater can last 10 to 15 years. A tankless gas water heater can last 20 or more years, but they cost almost twice as much as storage gas water heaters.
One disadvantage of tankless gas water heaters is slower delivery. Tankless water heaters generate 1 to 5 gallons per minute, which isn’t much hot water at a time. That means while you can run the dishwasher immediately after taking a hot shower, but you might not be able to do both at the same time. Consider your usage patterns when deciding which style is better for you.
Sizing a Gas Water Heater
Are you wondering what size electric water heater you need? It’s a logical question that plays an important role in your electric water heater’s performance. Sizing a water heater depends on more than square footage as the number of people in your home and your lifestyle are also factors. Here’s one way to determine water heater sizing:
- Determine the hour/time of day you use the most hot water.
- Multiply the applications (usage) by how many gallons of hot water are used:
- 1 clothing/washing machine load = 7 gallons
- 1 dishwasher = 6 gallons
- 1 hand dishwashing/food prep = 4 gallons
- 1 shave = 2 gallons
- 1 shower = 10 gallons
For example, a 40-gallon water heater can accommodate two showers at a time, but not if you’re using many other appliances. Another way to determine size is per person, for:
- 1 to 2 people — 23-26-gallon water heater
- 2 to 3 people — 40-60 gallon water heater (small tank)
- 3 to 5 people — 60-80 gallon water heater (medium/large tank)
Iceberg Cooling Is Always Here for You
Our family has been serving families like yours for over 70 years. The Iceberg Cooling team of HVAC and plumbing professionals live here, too, so we’re in your neighborhood when you need us.
If you need help deciding what type of electric water heater would be best for your home, you want the best plumbers in:
Is this the year you replace your gas water heater? Don’t wait for an emergency. Let’s work together to decide the best type of water heater at an affordable price for your home. Call (863) 223-1849 or contact Iceberg Cooling today.
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“ Chuck arrived within a day after my call. He was very kind, courteous and professional. He looked at my unit and told me what my options were as far as the unit. I felt very confident that he was telling me the true issues with my unit and what would be in my best interest.”
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