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Gas Water Heaters

Natural Gas | Bradford White

Natural Gas 50 Gallon Tall | Bradford White

Natural Gas 50 Gallon Tall

Natural Gas 40 Gallon Tall

Natural Gas 50 Gallon Short

Natural Gas 40 Gallon Short

Natural Gas Power Vent
50 Gallon

Natural Gas Power Vent
40 Gallon

Propane | Bradford White

Propane 50 Gallon Short | Bradford White

Propane 50 Gallon Tall

Propane 40 Gallon Tall

Propane 50 Gallon Short

Propane 40 Gallon Short

Propane Power Vent
50 Gallon

Propane Power Vent
40 Gallon

Natural Gas Tankless | Navien

Propane Tankless | Navien

Tankless Water Heater

Natural Gas 240 A2 Tankless Water Heater

Natural Gas 210 A2 Tankless Water Heater

Natural Gas 180 A2 Tankless Water Heater

Tankless Water Heater

Propane 240 A2 Tankless Water Heater

Propane 210 A2 Tankless Water Heater

Propane 180 A2 Tankless Water Heater

Gas Water Heaters

If you're looking to get a new water heater, it's important to know what you already have in place. This will help you determine what to replace it with. You'll need to know the gallons capacity, the method used for heating the water, and the size of the unit. Gas Water heaters are a great investment if you are either replacing an existing gas water heater, or have access to natural gas in your home. On average, these units will last between 8 and 12 years depending on the brand and how well they are maintained. Generally, gas water heaters are faster and more cost effective than electric models. They are also more reliable, continuing to work through power outages because they do not require electric to heat water. Just manually ignite the pilot light and you're all set!

If you're replacing a gas water heater, make sure you know whether it is an atmospheric (direct) vent or a power vent. Power vent water heaters do need to be replaced with power vents because of the way they work. When gas is burned to heat water inside the tank, it produces Carbon Monoxide in the form of exhaust. Carbon Monoxide is a poisonous gas for humans, and could cause you and your family to get sick, or even pass away due to suffocation. To prevent these health complications, the gas needs to be vented to the outside of the home. Some water heaters only need a short, straight vent to reach the outside of the house, so an atmospheric vented model will work just fine. Occasionally, however, ventilation can be a bit more complicated. If the vent has a series of turns or needs to be a longer distance than normal, this could cause the Carbon Monoxide exhaust to build up in the pipes. Hot Carbon Monoxide will rise very easily, but it doesn't usually fall by itself, and horizontal pipes may cause it to slow down or even stop. If the exhaust will struggle is some way to leave through the ventilation system, a power vent water heater is needed to push the Carbon Monoxide through the pipes to the outdoors. A power vent water heater will look like a typical gas water heater with a blower motor on top. To learn more about Power Vent water heaters, you can follow this link to an article further discussing the differences:


Gas water heaters typically have a capacity of 40 to 50 gallons. Capacity determines how much water the unit can hold at a time. A 50 gallon water heater will have an easier time keeping up with a household that needs a lot of hot water. If you have a 40 gallon water heater and notice the water runs out each morning before everyone has gotten their showers, it may be worth looking into an upgrade. On the other hand, if you only have one or two people living  in a home, then a 50 gallon may be too big. The unit will heat and hold 50 gallons of water whether you use it all or not, so the cost to run it will be higher than a 40 gallon water heater.

Natural Gas 40 Gallon Power Vent tall

Vent Pipe

Power Vent Blower

Gas Control Valve and Thermostat

Combustion Chamber

(Pilot Light, Burner, Thermocouple, Etc.)

Follow these links to learn more!

Tankless Gas Water Heaters

Tankless Water Heaters, also known as "On-Demand" water heaters, can be an electric or gas powered unit that will provide hot water as it is needed. This makes them much more energy-efficient than a tank water heater, and means that you are significantly less likely to run out of hot water. With seemingly unlimited capacity and lower gas bills, it's easy to think these units are a dream come true to any homeowner. However, there are a few factors you might want to consider before jumping on the tankless bandwagon: Initial Cost, Vent Placement, Water Quality, and Regular Maintenance. 

Initial Cost

The cost to purchase a tankless water heater is going to be $1,000-$2,000 more than a typical tank water heater, depending on the models. These units are also known to have a longer life span, lasting 12 to 30 years depending on brand and use. A higher quality brand that is maintained regularly will last significantly longer than a lower quality brand that isn't cleaned and maintained. Another kick-back from these units is lower utility bills. They do not have to constantly heat gallons of water, thus only using energy when hot water is needed. The upfront cost is absolutely worth the investment if you're planning to care for the unit and make sure it gets proper servicing.

Vent Placement

The tankless water heaters we carry do not have a power vent option. Thus, the vent system you currently have may need adjusted if you have a power vent water heater. Power vents are put in place for a reason, and it's mostly for your safety. Because the tankless units use gas to heat water, they have to have a way to vent the carbon monoxide to the outside of the home. If you believe you need a power vent, and would prefer a tankless water heater, we do have some options for you that are safe and reliable. We may recommend a different brand with either electric options or a power vent option, or a different vent path - whichever option makes the most sense for your situation.

Water Quality

The water quality in your home will have a major impact on whether or not you should even consider a tankless option. Tankless water heaters do not handle hard water very well at all. Mineral build up is a huge problem, and without regular cleanings, it could ruin your unit. If you have city water, you might be able to get away without water quality equipment, like a water softener or purifier. With a well, however, you may want to consider some serious water testing and treatment options before looking into a tankless. Tank heaters are much more durable when it comes to mineral-heavy water, and the life span isn't affected as much by hard water. Iron and sulfur are the most problematic in the Northwest Ohio area. With water softeners, or other treatment options, these issues can be mitigated, but it does increase the initial cost if these are not already in place.

Regular Maintenance 

Tankless water heaters are excellent options in many situations. If you're looking for something that will last a long time and save you money on your gas bill, or provide hot water without running out, this could be the next best investment for your home. If you do decide tankless is the way to go for you, you should be prepared to schedule regular maintenance for it every year. These units can last a long time when cared for properly, so if you want to make the most of your investment, we highly recommend either entering into an annual maintenance plan offered by a local plumbing company OR learning how to do the basic maintenance yourself and having it serviced every few years to make sure everything is working properly (if one part is going bad, it could put some major strain on other parts of the unit and cause a series of parts to need replaced). Regular Maintenance and cleaning will ensure that you get the most use out of your tankless water heater.

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