Gas Tank Water Heaters

Gas Tank Water Heaters Are Not All The Same

Some use natural gas while others use propane gas. What’s the difference? The type of gas a water heater uses is primarily based on location. Natural gas is mostly used in urban areas that have gas utilities while propane is more common in rural areas.

Gas tank water heaters use gas to heat the water, and they have many advantages over electric water heaters. They are the most energy efficient with the quickest recovery rate on the amount of hot water that can be produced in a specified amount of time. Another advantage is that most gas water heaters still work even if you lose power.

There are, of course, disadvantages as well. They are more complicated to install and operate than an all-electric water heater. They must also be properly vented because they can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Carefully Choose your Gas Tank Water Heater

When choosing a gas tank water heater, it is critical that you hire an expert installer who really knows what they are doing. While they are mostly safe when installed and used correctly, they can also be dangerous, and those dangers cannot be taken lightly. A gas tank water heater, if it has a gas leak, can cause carbon monoxide poisoning. It is important when installing this type of water heater, as it is when you have any gas appliances, to have carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home. Gas tank water heaters also pose a higher fire risk than electric tank water heaters and, in some cases, dust build-up can cause the unit to experience problems.

Thinking About Replacing Your Water Heater?

If you are considering replacing your current water heater and live in the Sacramento Area, call A2Z Water Heaters today at (916) 402-9006. The owner of A2Z, Fred Ford, will personally answer your call and give you his personal attention. He will make sure you understand the installation process as well as the proper use of your new gas tank water heater, and if you should ever have any additional concerns or questions about your water heater after it’s installed, Fred will always be ready to take your call.

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