Water Heater Services in Upstate South Carolina
As the name suggests, water heaters keep you in hot showers, warm baths, sanitary dishwashers, and more. Here at Waldrop Gas – Plumbing – Heating, we’re experts in all water heater types and models. Read on to learn more about the types of water heaters available for your Upstate South Carolina home or business.
You can also call us at (864) 536-0887 today or contact us online to speak with an expert plumber.
Benefits of Water Heaters
Water heaters run on two main sources of power. Electricity and gas. There are pros and cons to each power source, which we outline below:
- Gas water heaters cost less than electric water heaters to run. Even if your water heater is running on propane instead of natural gas fed from a line, this is still going to be cheaper than electric.
- Installation is fast and easy. Compared to other water heater options, installing a gas water heater is a snap for the professionals.
- Gas water heaters provide hot water faster. Electric options just can’t keep up with the performance speed of gas water heaters.
- Lowest upfront costs. An electric water heater is likely to be your most affordable option upfront.
- No risk of a gas leak. Both gas and electric water heaters are very safe, but the electric option takes out the variable of gas.
- Hot water anywhere. Unlike gas water heaters, you can run electric water heaters from almost anywhere. If you have electric light – chances are you can run an electric water heater.
- Good energy efficiency. Between gas and electric water heaters, electric water heaters win from an efficiency perspective.
If you live in an area with access to a natural gas line connected to your home, then a gas water heater is likely your best option. If your home is more remote and not connected to a public gas supply, then an electric water heater may be right for you.
One of our plumbers can help talk you through your water heater options! Call us at (864) 536-0887 today or fill out our quick form to get in touch.
Waldrop’s Gas Heater Services
Water heater repair – The average service life of a gas water heater is between 8 to 12 years. The average service life of an electric water heater is 10 to 15 years. Often, repairs may be more cost-effective than replacements and could extend your water heater’s usefulness. We’re here to help you crunch those numbers and get your water steamy again.
Water heater maintenance – While today’s modern water heaters are designed to need less tinkering than older models, preventative tune-ups are necessary to keep your gas heater running safely and efficiently. Our expert plumbers can inspect and calibrate your water heater in no time.
Water heater installation – No water heater yet? No problem. As long as you’ve got access to a gas line or a power source, we can quickly install your new water heater.
Water heater replacement – If your water heater’s broken (or on its last legs), you’d best call the water heater replacement professionals here at Waldrop if you want to avoid icy showers. We’re open from 6 a.m. to midnight because we understand that breakdowns don’t respect the typical nine-to-five schedule.
Our Water Heater Product Options
Waldrop offers a variety of water heater options, including:
- Tankless water heaters
- Conventional storage tank water heaters
- Heat pump water heaters (aka hybrid water heaters)
- Solar-powered water heaters
- Condensing water heaters
Is this all nonsense to you? Don’t fear! Call us at (864) 536-0887 or reach out online to speak to a qualified technician and begin narrowing down the best water heater option for your home.
Contact Us for All Your Water Heater Needs
At Waldrop Plumbing – Heating – Air, we believe that treating our customers like family is good for business. Some companies rely on over-complicated solutions or expensive equipment to impress their customers, but we know the real secret: our people make the difference. We have been Upstate South Carolina’s chosen plumbers for five decades because we’re there when our customers need us. We provide fast, affordable plumbing services that will keep you and your family in hot water for years to come.
Let’s get the hot water online. Call (864) 536-0887 or contact us here to speak with a Waldrop plumber today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water Heaters
HOW LONG DO WATER HEATERS LAST?
With good maintenance and care, a gas water heater lasts about 8 to 12 years. An electric water heater lasts 10 to 15 years.
DO WATER HEATERS NEED MAINTENANCE?
No matter what water heater you’ve got, annual preventative maintenance is highly recommended and can save you hundreds in repair costs and the inconvenience of a breakdown.
HOW MUCH DO WATER HEATERS COST?
Depending on the power source, type, and model, the cost of a water heater is usually between $1,000 and $3,000. We’ll go over all the options with you, so you’re never surprised by a bill.
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