Access to hot water is a necessary function in most homes or businesses. One of the biggest decision you may need to make, as an owner, is choosing to upgrade your current system. If you do decide to upgrade, an even bigger decision lies in choosing whether you want to install an electric or gas heater. If your property already has a gas line, you should seriously consider the installation of a natural gas hot water heater. If you currently have one in your home, it’s in you and your properties best interest to have it routinely serviced. Flatley’s Plumbing Express can assist you with installation, inspection, and repair. Our trained and insured professionals will help you make the best decision for you and your property, and follow your lead every step of the way.
One of the most important and beneficial aspects of a gas hot water heater is its ability to continue functioning, even in the event of a power outage. Electrical systems won’t be able to produce hot water if there’s no electricity to power them. If severe weather cuts the power or your area experiences a blackout, you will be stuck with cold water unless you have a backup power source, such as a generator. Gas is its own power source, so you will be able to take a warm shower even if it’s by candlelight.
Natural gas heats water through a burning process. Gas is sent to the bottom of the tank, where the burner is located. some models have a pilot light, but the heating method is the same. From there, excess water is stored and saved for later use. If you live in a home of four or more people, a gas water heater may be the best choice for you due to the quick recovery rate of the hot water and its reliability. Installation of these systems may have more upfront costs, but are usually more affordable over the long term. Electricity tends to cost more than natural gas in most areas, so it’s possible to still save immediately with a natural gas heater. If you already have this water heating system, routine service will extend its lifespan and keep it functioning at the highest efficiency possible.
If you have questions or you want to install a tankless hot water heater in your home, call Flatley’s today. We offer professional and affordable solutions to repair or replace your water heater. Our expertise and customer service will guarantee satisfaction and leave behind a well-functioning drainage system. View our testimonials to see how our plumbing services have helped our customers.
If you’re looking for professional plumbing services in the Chicago Suburbs or you want to install a natural gas water heater in your home or business, call Flatley’s Plumbing Express today!