Gas Water Heater Repair, Maintenance & Installation Experts in Mason, OH

Although electric water heaters are the most common type of water heater in most homes today, gas water heaters are increasing in popularity as well because of the money savings involved in using gas to heat water. Did you know investing in a gas water heater can lower your energy bills and offer you an efficient way to heat water? Because of their money savings, we often recommend homeowners and business owners upgrading to one, especially if they already have access to gas. If there’s access to gas already in the home, using it to heat water is a lot cheaper than using electricity. 

In some homes, gas is already used to power appliances (such as ovens, dryers, stoves, washers, and more). Because of this, using natural gas or propane to heat your water is a great option. It’s also a great option because it’s a lot more affordable. Propane and natural gas, in general, is much less expensive to use than electricity. In addition to being cheaper to use, gas water heaters also heat water faster than electric water heaters. If you’ve been thinking about switching to a gas water heater or upgrading your current gas water heater, it is essential you consult with an expert like Mason Plumbing & Drain.


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Gas water heaters use convection, which governs how heat rises, to heat water. Inside a gas water heating system, cold water enters the tank through a water line, which constantly fills the water tank. Gas burners located under the water tank are used to heat up the cold water at the bottom of the tank as it comes in through the water line. 

After it heats the water, the water then flows back into the tank and is drawn out near the top to be used wherever needed whenever it’s needed. Because it funnels the hottest water off of the top of the tank, the unit’s outlet pipe is shorter than the unit’s dip tube. 

On the sides of a gas water heater, there are several parts. They have a relief valve, a check valve, an overflow tube, an air inlet hood, and a gas shutoff valve. These parts regulate the gas burner. They affect how and when the unit heats the cold water coming in. Gas water heaters also rely on a thermostat. The thermostat measures the temperature of the water in the tank and it turns off the burner when it’s hot to keep the set water temperature. 


We Install The Best Gas Water Heaters in Mason, OH

Are you trying to find an affordable gas water heater for your home or business in Mason, Greater Cincinnati, Greater Dayton or surrounding areas? Look no further! Our gas water heater install specialists at Mason Plumbing & Drain can help! We are here 365 days a year in Maon and surrounding areas to help you find the best gas water heater at the most affordable prices, in a timely manner.  

Natural gas, electricity and propane are the three most used fuel sources for water heaters. There are tankless water heaters, which are also called on-demand water heaters, and storage tank water heaters, which are conventional water heaters. In addition to traditional water heaters and tankless gas water heaters, there are also solar hot water heaters and heat pump water heaters available on the market. These last two are far less common.  

To help you find the best type of gas water heater, we look at the amount of space you have available, how much hot water you need, and where you want to install to determine the best type of model and best unit for your home or business. Failing to consult an expert like Mason Plumbing & Drain can cause you to end up installing the wrong type of water heater or the wrong size of unit and this could cost you bigtime.  



Benefits of Gas Water Heater Installation

Although gas water heaters cost a little more to install than an electric water heaters, they actually end up saving you money over time because gas is a cheaper fuel source. It all boils down to how your home is set up, and whether you have access to gas already. If you need evasive changes to your home to vent the gas and for gas piping, the installation will take longer. In any case, with water heating accounting for about 20 percent of the average utility bill throughout the year, switching to a gas water heater can come with many benefits. Our gas water heater experts here at Mason Plumbing & Drain explain those benefits in the following.


Cheaper energy

Energy-efficient gas water heaters come with a wide range of benefits when you hire an expert like Mason Plumbing & Drain to help you find the most cost-efficient option for your home. Although you do usually spend more money on the installation, it can lowers your electricity bill by hundreds of dollars each year. If you’re trying to find the most energy-efficient water heater available, you should install either a gas water heater, a tankless gas water heater, heat pump water heater, or solar-powered water heater. If you already have gas in your home, we recommend using a gas water heater.
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Benefits of natural gas

Cost, efficiency and convenience are a few of the benefits of using gas to heat your home’s water. In addition to them being cheaper than electricity, natural gas is more reliable than electricity. If there’s a power outage, your gas supply usually is unaffected. What’s even nicer, when the water tank does run out of hot water, gas water heaters heat up that fresh tank of water much faster than an electric heater. Nevertheless, some gas water heaters require a pilot light to light up and start the flame. These pilot lights can add to the overall operating costs. For the most cost-efficient gas water heater possible, purchase a model that doesn’t have constantly burning pilot light.
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Flow rates in gas water heaters

Gas is better than electric when it comes to flow rates in tankless or on-demand gas water heaters. Tankless water heaters are great alternatives to the traditional storage tank models because they take up a lot of space and leave homes without hot water for a while when the supply in the tank is depleted. On-demand water heaters offer a continuous supply of hot water as when it’s required. Gas tankless heaters are a much more efficient option than electric heaters for heating water on demand, as needed, because they provide more gallons per minute of hot water. To provide an entire house with hot water, tankless gas water heaters are the best option.

Condensing water heaters

If you’re looking to install a gas water heater, you should get a highly energy-efficient condensing water heater. Gas water heaters generate combustion gases, which can pose a safety risk. They need to be vented into the outside air. Condensing water heaters require hot gases to heat cold water by diverting them when they pass over a heating coil. These types of water heaters are great for households that have storage tanks bigger than 55 gallons.

Installing a new water heater is a major investment. By purchasing a gas water heater, you can recover your initial costs in energy savings over time. You can also improve the hot water supply for your household’s needs.


Frequently Asked Gas Water Heater Questions

Are you looking for an “gas water heater expert near me,” a local “gas water heater plumber near me” or a “gas water heater install contractor near me” in Mason, Greater Cincinnati or Greater Dayton? If so, you’re in the right place! Now that you found the southwest Ohio area’s best plumber, we encourage you to take that next step and pick up your phone and give us a call. As soon as you reach out to our 24-hour plumber at Mason Plumbing & Drain you can rest assured that we will come to the rescue!

Why does my water heater leak water?

If your water heater is leaking, this is not good. Leaks from the bottom of a water heater often require repairs at least. If not, it could require a water heater replacement. Leaks can be caused by the water heater’s drain valve or to the tank itself. Issues with drain valves usually need to be tightened. If the water heater’s tank itself has a leak, the entire thing needs to be replaced. When the tank itself is being compromised, replacement is required and this can be expensive. We warn homeowners not to allow themselves to fall prey to a second-rate repair person or a water heater handyman that’s not skilled and trained at plumbing. We encourage you to call Mason Plumbing & Drain today so we can make your water heater repairs the right way, the first time.

Why am I running out of hot water?

If you’re having an issue with a gas water heater that’s not producing enough hot water, you need to make sure you have plenty of gas. Our water heater experts can come over quickly to help you figure out if there’s any obstructions in the gas main or any sort of deficit. We can also check to see if there’s blockage. If you lose hot water abruptly and your water suddenly becomes cold, your water heater’s tank capacity might have been exhausted. If this is the case, you need only wait a little while for the water heater to recover. If you’ve waited and it still isn’t heating your water after some time, give us a call so we can figure out why you’re not getting all the hot water you need!

What size water heater do I need?

Larger homes and commercial properties usually have a traditional water heater. Because hot water needs vary, their sizes often vary as well. If you have a larger home or building with four people living with you or more, you need a water heater that has a tank capacity of at least 50 gallon to 80 gallons. If you live alone in a smaller house, you need about 23 gallons to 36 gallons. Flow rates are more significant than the unit’s size when installing a tankless water heater. In any case, the flow rates of tankless water heaters are usually measured in GPM, or gallons per minute. Larger homes and larger buildings with more people needing hot water should get a tankless systems with a higher GPM.

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Why Choose Mason Plumbing & Drain?

A reliable plumbing contractor will never offer expert services at extremely-cheap prices (or cutthroat rates). Potential customers should always be suspicious of anyone who does this. Because reputable plumbers who are established know the value of their work and the amount of money that goes into sustaining a reputable business that offers reliable plumbing solutions, they are usually fairly firm on their prices. Reputable companies have all sorts of overhead costs. Some of these costs are put in place
for the customer’s sake. Plumbing companies or handyman services that offer prices that seem too good to be true almost always come with some sort of hidden risks that can come back to haunt you. We always remind homeowners and business owners needing expert services to be very leery of any plumbing contractors that offer prices that are too good to be true. These cheap plumbers are called fly-by-night contractors for a reason! We are merely looking out for your own good! Although reputable plumbing companies might negotiate prices with customers, that price doesn’t change once an agreement is reached.

With decades of experience in the plumbing industry, we’ve seen it all. No job is too big or small. We want Mason Plumbing & Drain to be the last plumbing company you ever have to call. We offer sump pump repairs, downspout gutter cleaning services, repiping services, mainline cleaning services, sewer line cleaning services, gas line repair, gas line installation, water heater installation, water heater repairs, water heater maintenance, kitchen plumbing services, bathroom remodel services, trenchless sewer line repairs, water softener services, water treatment services, 24/7 emergency plumbing repairs, plumbing installation, plumbing maintenance, plumbing inspections, plumbing winterization, gas leak detection, gas leak repair, and much more!

24/7 Emergency Plumbing Service in Mason, OH

If you're in need of a 24/7 emergency plumbing service in Mason, Ohio, look no further than the skilled plumbers of Mason Plumbing & Drain. Our team is available to take your call at all hours—day or night—to help you with any plumbing issues that may arise. Whether it's a broken water heater or a backed-up sewer line, we'll be on the job right away to get things back up and running again ASAP.

We offer a wide range of services—from drain cleaning to leak detection, pipe repair and replacement—so no matter what type of plumbing issue needs attention, you can count on us for help. We even do inspections before large events like weddings or conferences so that you know everything will run smoothly when it comes time for guests to arrive!

At Mason Plumbing & Drain, we treat our customers like family because building relationships with long-time clients is something we value highly here at our company. That's why we offer free estimates for all jobs as well as excellent customer service before, during, and after each job is completed by our staff members (you'll never see an unskilled worker behind one).

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