Water Heater Repair, Installation & Replacement
Are you looking to install a traditional, tank water heater? Or, perhaps you’re looking to replace your older water heater with a more energy efficient model. Maybe your current tank water heater is in need of routine maintenance or repair. For all of your high-quality tank water heater solutions, look no further than Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Palm Beach County.
Homeowners have depended on traditional, tank water heaters for years, and for good reason – they are budget friendly, reliable, and capable of producing a more than adequate supply of hot water for your home. At Benjamin Franklin, we specialize in installing, replacing, repairing and maintaining these popular water heaters to make sure you and your family have the hot water you need.
We’ve developed this short FAQ to answer some common tank water heater questions and help you decide which water heater solution is right for you. If you have concerns not addressed here, please contact us today and we will do our best to answer any remaining questions.
What Is a Tank Water Heater?
Tank water heaters are commonly found in homes, and are comprised of an insulated tank, temperature and pressure valves, and some source of power. Tanks range anywhere from 30 to 80 gallons, with a 50-gallon size being the most common in the United States. Tank water heaters heat the full tank of water, and keep it heated between cycles; the water is kept hot by the insulated tank, and by the constant firing of the heating element.
What Are the Differences Between Gas and Electric Tank Water Heaters?
Gas water heaters utilize a gas fuel source – usually either natural gas or propane – to heat the water in the tank. Excess fuel exhaust and steam is carried away by a vent at the top of the heater. Electric water heaters simply plug into the electrical panel and utilize a thermostat and heating coil to effectively heat the water inside the tank.
What Are Benefits of Tank Water Heaters?
Typically, tank water heaters have a lower up-front cost than tankless water heaters. In addition, these tanks are very common, and their simple operations allow for relatively easy, inexpensive repairs. Tank water heaters can last upwards of 15 years if properly maintained.
Contact Benjamin Franklin Today
If you are looking to install, replace, maintain, or repair a tank water system, or if you would like information regarding an energy-efficient tankless system, look no further than Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. Our expert Palm Beach County technicians offer 24/7 emergency service as well as regular maintenance and replacement. Contact us today for all your tank water heater needs.