Natural Gas Water Heaters
Heating water with natural gas just makes sense. The recovery time for a natural gas tank water heater is quicker than electric water heaters and you still will have hot water when the power goes out with a natural gas tank water heater.
Natural gas tankless water heaters heat water on demand without a storage tank. Essentially you are heating only the water you need. A tankless water heater is much smaller than traditional tank water heaters and can be mounted on an exterior wall in your home or outside, saving space in the home.
How long should my tank style water heater last?
This is a common question that is asked by many homeowners. The hard answer is it depends on many variables. Including, the quality of the water, set point temperature of the hot water heater and if it is cleaned annually. The easier answer is that most newer water heaters will last about as long as the warranty stated on the appliance. For instance, a hot water heater with a 7 year warranty will last approximately 6-8 years. We all know homes that have had water heaters last 20+ years in the past. Now they have become disposable.
New Federal National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) Standards for water heaters April 16, 2015. Click here to learn more.
Natural Gas Heating
The advantages of natural gas heating over electric are simple.
With natural gas you can select the type and size of system best suited for your home. The air from a natural gas furnace can be up to 25 degrees warmer than an electric heat pump, making natural gas furnaces reliable even in the coldest weather.
- Lifespan. A gas fired furnace usually has a longer lifespan than a heat pump.
- Less maintenance. Since a gas operated furnace is only used for a few months out of each year, the maintenance requirements are less than those for a heat pump.
- Dependability. A gas fired furnace has fewer mechanical parts than a heat pump, meaning fewer things that can break down or malfunction.
Natural Gas Cooking
Cooking with natural gas gives you precise cooking temperature control, which is one reason why natural gas cooktops are chef’s preference.
Also when the power goes out you can still light your natural gas stove and be able to cook, unlike an electric stove which will not work when the power is out.
With a natural gas grill you never have to worry about running out of gas again! No more refilling those bulky propane tanks. You can simply have your natural gas grill connected to your existing natural gas line and enjoy the convenience of cooking with natural gas anytime!