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Conventional tank water heaters are the Rodney Dangerfield’s of the water heating industry, they get No Respect! They sit in garages or unused closets and pump hot water to showers, baths, faucets, machines and dishwashers for years on end without a problem, but do we notice?

Bragging about a water heater’s dependability isn’t nearly as exciting or sexy as describing a new sleek stainless steel Viking Range or a shiny new Sub-Zero Refrigerator, but letting them know that they are isn’t such a bad idea.

Tank water heaters last a long time, but they’re just like every other piece of equipment or system in your home and proper consistent maintenance keeps them at peak performance and can add years to their useful life.

The majority of residential, multi-residential, industrial and commercial properties throughout the Southland heat their water using traditional tank-style water heaters. Traditional tank systems include a large tank that acts as a reservoir for hot water.

Water is heated within the tank and then distributed throughout your house whenever a faucet, washing machine or dishwasher is turned on. Hot water stored in a tank over long periods of time can lead to leaks from rusting or cause tank failures. However, proper installation and regular maintenance can keep your conventional tank water heater rust-free and operating at peak efficiency for many years.

When buying a new conventional water heater remember that the money you spend now may well be an investment that pays off in the long run. More expensive water heaters are often less costly to run than cheaper water heaters. To make a good investment, you’ll want to consider both the initial sticker price and the long-term costs of running your heater.

Conventional Tank Water Heater Installation

Most conventional or traditional tank gas water heaters are atmospherically vented and should not be installed on the inside of small homes or multi-family residential housing.

water heater service repairThey are prone to gas back-drafting whenever someone turns on a strong exhaust fan. Large homes allow small amounts of gas to dissipate quickly and pose little or no safety concerns, but that’s not the case with small homes and multi-family residential housing.

If you’re a Southland home or property owner, the easiest, safest and most convenient place to install a conventional tank water heater is in the garage and the following reasons are why it makes perfect sense:

  • Insulates you and your family from water heater noises
  • Easier to inspect, repair and replace
  • Carbon Monoxide vapors or fumes dissipate quickly
  • Reduces the risk of major water related property damage

Please note that installing a conventional tank water heater in your garage makes good sense if you live in a warm weather area like the Southland, but not so much if your home or income property is located in the Mid-West, on the East Coast or in any part of the country where frozen water pipes are a realistic and distinct possibility.

Conventional Tank Water Heaters – The Bottom Line

If you live in a warm climate where pipes don’t normally freeze, have access to natural gas and have a garage attached to your home, then installing a fairly inexpensive atmospherically vented conventional gas water heater is a viable option worth exploring.

Manufacturers also make electric, coal and oil tank water heaters for those who don’t have natural gas line connections, but gas is a no-brainer for home and property owners with natural gas access.

FORD’S Plumbing & Heating has been repairing, maintaining, replacing and installing conventional tank water heaters for Southland residents and property owners since 1963. Our experienced, licensed professionals will repair, replace or install your water heating system in a timely, professional and cost effective manner, guaranteed! We offer fast 24/7 Emergency Services, a customer satisfaction guarantee and we warranty 100% of our workmanship.

Call the pros at FORD’S Plumbing & Heating today at 310-815-1515 for further information, a free consultation or to learn more about the value and convenience of choosing FORD’S Plumbing & Heating for all your plumbing needs.

The next time you need to repair, replace or install a new conventional tank water heater, call FORD’S Water Heating Experts at 310-815-1515. Making FORD’S your 1st choice in water heating repairs, replacements and new installations and start receiving an upgraded water heating customer experience today!

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