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What is a gas water heater?
A natural gas or propane water heater is a tanked storage unit typically ranging in size from 30 to 50 gallons. Residential gas water heaters heat the water from the bottom of the tank using a burner assembly that is controlled by gas valve. A standard natural gas gravity vented water heater will run on about 40,000 BTU’s of gas; some higher efficiency units will use more BTU’s.
Which brands of gas water heater do you recommend and install?
We recommend and install Golden Rule Plumbing gas water heaters which come standard with a 6, 9 or 12 year parts and labor warranty.
How long do gas water heaters typically last?
The average lifespan of a gas water heater in Sioux Falls is eight to ten years. The average warranty period is six years and typically only covers the materials. At Golden Rule we install gas water heaters with 6, 9, and 12 years parts and labor warranties.
What can I do to extend the lifespan and efficiency of my water heater?
The best way to extend the lifespan of your gas water heater is by signing up for our Family Protection Program (FPP). As a part of the program we will come out and clean the debris out of your water heater as well as perform an up to 28 point inspection to ensure that your water heater runs as efficiently and smoothly as possible. We also highly recommend replacing your sacrificial anode rod and temperature and pressure safety relief valve every two to six years, depending on your water quality, to extend the lifespan of your unit and to ensure the safety of you, your home and your family.
How much does it cost for a replacement gas water heater to be installed?
The cost to replace or install a gas water heater has risen significantly over the past couple of years due to government regulations regarding plumbing fixtures and equipment being lead free as well as efficiency standards. The cost will also depend on access to the heater as well as whether or not your plumbing system is up to code. Water heaters today require dielectric unions, a drip leg, and oftentimes a thermal expansion tank. Due to government regulation changes in 2015 many water heaters also changed dimensions which oftentimes requires changes to the venting and water pipes. These changes meant water heater manufacturers had to re-tool their factories and prices have gone up about 30-40%. On the high end it can cost as much as $2,500 to install a gas water heater and on the low end it can cost as little as $1500. On average, most of our clients pay about $1600 to $1700 to have a gas water heater installed with our parts and labor warranty.
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