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As the name suggests, water heaters give you hot showers, warm baths, sanitary dishwashers, and more. Here at Waldrop Gas – Plumbing – Heating, we’re experts in all water heater types and models, but we’re proponents of gas water heaters. Read on to learn more about the unique benefits of gas water heating in 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 Gas Water Heaters

  1. Easy, fast installation is typical. Compared to other water heater options like electric, installing a gas water heater is a snap for the professionals.
  2. Gas water heaters are about one-third the cost of electric water heaters to run. Even if your water heater is running on propane instead of natural gas, this is still going to be cheaper than electric.
  3. Gas water heaters replenish your hot water supply much faster than electric options.
  4. Going tankless (and therefore saving precious space in your home), is more viable for gas water heaters thanks to the rapid recovery rate.

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 you may want to consider an electric water heater.

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 Water Heater Services

Gas water heater repair – The average service life of a gas water heater is between 8 to 12 years. Often, repairs may be more cost-effective options than replacements and could extend your water heater’s usefulness. We’re here to help you make those calculations and get your water steamy again.

Gas water heater maintenance – While today’s modern water heaters are designed to need less maintenance than older models, preventative tune-ups are necessary to keep your gas water heater running safely and efficiently. Our expert plumbers can inspect, flush, drain, and change out your water heater’s filters.

Gas water heater installation – No water heater yet? No problem. As long as you’ve got access to a gas line or a steady supply of propane, we can install your new water heater quickly in an out-of-the-way place.

Gas water heater replacement – If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, they say. But of course…sometimes things break. And unless you want cold showers forever, you’d best call the water heater replacement professionals here at Waldrop. We’re open from 6 a.m. to midnight because we understand that breakdowns don’t respect the typical nine-to-five schedule.

Our Gas Water Heater Product Options

Waldrop offers a variety of gas water heater options, including:

Is this all Greek 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 option for your home.

Contact Us For All Your Gas 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.

Gas Water Heater FAQs

With good maintenance and care, about 8 to 12 years.
Generally, gas water heaters are pretty low maintenance. Still, just a few minutes of preventative maintenance per year is highly recommended and can save you hundreds in repair costs (and an icy shower after a critical failure.)

Depending on the type and model, the cost of a water heater is usually between $1,000 and $3,000.

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