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Cincinnati Water Heater Installation Services

Whenever the old water heater is just not functioning right, is really not heating water to the energy efficient level it once did, or tank style or tankless heaters are approaching the end of their average lifespan, water heater replacement may be the best option for your family. Water heater repair isn’t always able to resolve issues such as if water heats on a delay or there is leakage in gas water heaters or electric water heaters. Under this circumstance, arranging services to replace a water heater is the ideal option to assure a constant supply of hot water anytime it is needed in the home.

Tank water heaters and tankless water heaters come in options for natural gas water heaters, electric water heaters, and propane water heater models. Each type of water heater can provide you with hot water, but in different ways. Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing helps you make comparisons of electric water heater and gas water heater models so that you can decide which fuel type will work best for your household before you make the investment in a new water heater.

Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing provides expert services for replacing a water heater inside your Cincinnati area home. When you choose to buy new conventional water heaters or tankless unit appliances from us, there will always be a licensed plumber installing a water heater to ensure the integrity and energy efficiency of your new hot water heater. We’ll give you tips on what to consider when selecting the best water heater to install in your home, as well as information on determining the installation costs for tankless and tank style heaters, as they tend have differences in average costs, labor costs, and additional cost factors.

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Tank Water Heater Replacement Services in Cincinnati

If you’re interested in replacing your old water heater with a new, more energy efficient model, the licensed Cincinnati plumbers of Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can help! We can install electric water heater, natural gas water heater, or propane water heater tank style units of any tank size, so you can be sure to find the perfect fit for your home. Contact us today to learn more about our tank style water heater replacement services in the Cincinnati area.

Replacement of Tankless Water Heaters in Cincinnati

Want a new tankless water heater? The plumbing experts from Thomas & Galbraith are here to help. Choosing a tankless water heater doesn’t have to be complicated when you work with our team! Book an appointment to talk to one of our trained staff members about your tankless unit electric water heater and natural gas water heater options. Our team can assist you in selecting tankless natural gas water heaters or electric water heaters with plenty of helpful features. You can call us if you’re in need of a water heater replacement for tankless heaters or an upgrade for an old tank water heater to one that’s tankless. Either way, we help you find energy efficient models that fit the budget you’ve set for your water heater costs.

Trust that, when you hire Thomas & Galbraith to replace a water heater, your new tankless unit will be professionally installed by a licensed plumber and operated at the energy efficiency level you need and can count on. If you’re in need of tankless water heater replacement services in the Cincinnati area, contact us today and we’ll get you started!

Tank Water Heaters vs. Tankless Water Heaters

The primary distinction between traditional and tankless water heaters is the way water heats within the system.

  • Tankless units add heat to water as it is used in the home, so there is never a limit to the amount of hot water available it can produce. A gas burner and heating element or an electric element are used to heat the water. They don’t run out of hot water, but the flow rate of the model impacts the amount of hot water that gets sent through water lines. You should pick a tankless unit with the appropriate flow rate to deliver enough hot water for all simultaneous requirements around the home, otherwise your hot water lines will seem like cold water lines!
  • Conventional water heaters, on the other hand, function by preheating big tanks of hot water using a gas burner and heating element for a gas water heater, or an electric water heater uses an electric element. A certain amount of hot water is kept in reserve to meet your entire household’s hot water requirements. The size of the tank matters because if it runs out of hot water, you’ll have to wait for it to replenish before you can feel hot water from the water lines again.

What Is the Average Lifespan for Each Type of Water Heater?

Water heaters do not last forever. As they age, it is important to consider water heater replacement if you find that it is not working at its peak potential or its energy efficiency has dropped. There are several signs that indicate your water heater may need to be replaced, including a reduction in hot water flow and an increase in your monthly utility bills.

If you have an electric or natural gas conventional water heater, you should plan to replace it every 8 to 12 years. Tankless water heaters typically last longer than tank models, with an average lifespan between 20 to 30 years with good maintenance.

When to Replace Your Water Heater

Replacement decisions for old water heaters vary from household to household. For some, age is what dictates the decision; for others, a combination of factors can lead them to make the switch. First though, there are signs that tell you when it may be time:

  • If your hot water heater doesn’t work well anymore
  • If there’s too much sediment building up in your tank
  • If your yearly utility bill becomes increasingly high while fuel prices stay unchanged
  • If you want an energy efficient water heating system with advance safety device features.

How to Choose a New Model When Replacing a Water Heater

The decision isn’t just about buying any new water heater; you need to make a tough choice about which model is right for you! To figure out which water heater is perfect for your home, consider these points:

  • If space is a concern, tank water heaters aren’t the best option to install. Tankless models take up less room since they don’t require extra storage tanks, and can usually be installed on a wall instead of consuming valuable area on the floor.
  • Think about what kind of fuel source you want long-term. Do you prefer something affordable like electricity? Or would you rather take on fluctuating fuel prices for natural gas units that offer more comfortable water temperatures?
  • A tankless water heater typically uses less energy than a tank style unit since it has no storage capability for hot water. An electric heater is usually more energy efficient than one powered by natural gas.
  • Generally, the installation of an electric or gas powered tankless heater requires more labor and equipment which may make it more expensive than installing a traditional tank styled unit.
  • To use gas units, gas piping must be installed in the home. You’ll also need a venting system to draw in fresh combustion air and rid the home of exhaust air. The vent pipe can run horizontally or vertically, depending on the venting pipes system. Direct vent uses vertical pipes. A power vent uses equipment not found in direct venting. Power venting involves a blower to move air through horizontal vent pipes.

Water Heater Replacement Costs

You might be wondering what those expenses are that come along with existing water heater replacement costs – specifically the costs involved in going from conventional tanks to a tankless or vice versa. What do I really need to know about how much the installation costs will be to switch from one water heater type over to another? Is knowing average costs sufficient enough?

These are all fair questions! For an average size American house, replacing a tank style water heater is said to start around $1,000 and go up from there depending on the particular design you choose for your water heater replacement. Tankless models offer more expensive prices for basic installation because their installation is more complicated, driving up labor costs. The tankless water heater costs typically start at a couple thousand dollars, including labor costs and additional cost factors.

If you want to switch from an electric to a gas water heater during this water heater installation, you may run into additional expenses if you need to have a gas line installed or extended. For natural gas lines and the gas control valve to be installed by plumbers during this process, labor costs can add a good portion to your final bill. The extent of work needed for gas lines will depend on whether or not your home is already connected to the utility gas line.

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