Tank Water Heater Repair & Replacement Services (Gas & Electric)
It’s really easy to take hot water for granted. But when your hot water heater stops working, you will quickly find out how much you need it. Not having hot water readily available affects your ability to wash laundry, use your dishwasher, and bathe; it’s an emergency situation, and those never come at an opportune time. At Spartan, we understand this type of emergency and are ready to help. We have been in business for over 20 years and our team of professionals are committed to helping the residents of Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia with all their plumbing needs – including gas & electric tank water heater installation and replacement.
Whether you have a hot water emergency or it’s simply time to upgrade your water heater, Spartan’s team of experts will help you choose the right water heater for you and your family’s needs. For the removal of your old water heater and the installation of a new one, you can contact Spartan at 1-800-882-0194, or complete our easy to us contact form.
Gas and Electric Tank Water Heaters
Standard tank water heaters are the most common type of water heater. They utilize an insulated storage tank in which water is heated and stored at the right temperature to be ready when you need it. Tank water heaters can use a gas flame or electric heating element to heat water.
Depending on the local utility costs, gas heaters are usually less expensive to operate than electric. However, they are typically more expensive to buy. With gas water heaters you have the option to choose the most popular, a standard water heater, or a high-efficiency model. These are the most energy efficient models of tank water heaters you can buy.
The U.S. Department of Energy sets an energy factor (EF) for gas water heaters that tells you how efficient they are. The larger the EF, the more efficient it is. A standard gas water heater has an EF of about .50 to .60, while HE water heaters can have an EF of .67 or higher (for Energy Star-certified units).
Electric water heaters are typically less expensive to buy than gas water heaters but may be more expensive to operate. If you are looking for a high-efficiency electric water heater, you may opt for a heat pump, or hybrid water heater. They cost more upfront but will typically pay back the difference in price within two years of operation.
Interested in converting to Tankless? Learn More about the Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater.
Benefits of Updating Your Water Heater
If you haven’t experienced a water heater emergency, then you probably haven’t thought much about replacing your water heater. But if your water heater is over 10-years-old, then it’s a good idea to consider it. Here are some of the benefits of replacing your water heater:
- It will help prevent emergencies. If you haven’t had your system professionally maintained annually by a certified HVAC expert, then failure can happen at any time. The older your water heater is, the more likely you are to have problems with it. You may have an issue with rust, causing the pipes that connect to the water to corrode and eventually leak, putting you at risk of flooding and water damage. Worse yet, you could have issues with gas leaks or electrical connections that are worn out – a much more dangerous situation.
- It will be more energy-efficient. The efficiency of water heaters is continually increasing. The water heaters that you can get today are much more energy-efficient than those of years past. With an upgraded water heater, less energy is needed to heat your water and keep it at a constant temperature.
- It will cost less to operate. In addition to saving energy, you will also save money on fuel costs when you upgrade your water heater.
- It will provide your family with more readily available hot water. An upgraded water heater will provide a longer-lasting source of hot water for your family. There will be no more fighting to be the first one in the shower so that you have enough hot water – there will be enough for everyone!
Contact Spartan Today for Tank Water Heater Repair or Replacement Services
If you are ready to upgrade your water heater, have an emergency, or aren’t sure if you should replace an old system, the qualified technicians at Spartan can help you with all your tank water heater needs. Contact us at 1-800-882-0194 or use the online form to schedule service so you can rest easy knowing that your water heater is safe and efficient.