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Tank Water Heaters in Butler County, PA

When it comes to getting hot water in your home, there’s nothing quite as a reliable as a classic tank water heater. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and they’ve faithfully satisfied homeowners across the nation for decades. But even with such a great reputation, that doesn’t mean just anyone can install one. Everything from sizing the tank to connecting the fuel source is a challenge that only a qualified plumber can handle.

Fortunately, you have a team of licensed master plumbers right here in Butler County. If you‘re a resident of the Nothern Allegheny and Butler Counties, we at Kennihan Plumbing & Heating, Inc. are more than happy to come by and fulfill any of your hot water tank heater needs. Whether it’s installation, repair, maintenance, or replacement, you can count on us. Contact us today  to get started.

Contact us today to schedule an estimate on your tank water heater installation in Butler County, PA or the surrounding area. We treat your home like it’s our grandma’s home.

Choose Between Gas or Electric Tank Water Heaters

Tank water heaters come in two main different fuel types: natural gas or electric. If you have access to natural gas, you should strongly consider using it with your water heater. Natural gas water heaters are quick to heat and cost less to run than electricity. The majority of water heaters are run with natural gas.

However, not every home in Butler County has access to natural gas. In that case, an electric tank water heater is a good alternative. Despite being somewhat less affordable to run, as electricity costs more than gas for heating water, they are safer to operate and will last much longer.

The easiest thing you could do for yourself is get an estimate for your installation. We’ll look at your current setup, evaluate your needs, and help you make the decision. Our promise is to treat your home like our grandma’s home, and that means being with you every step of the way through an installation or replacement.

How Do They Work, and What Are the Benefits?

The tank water heater operates by storing several gallons of cold water in its tank. The number of gallons it can hold will be decided early on after assessing how many people in your home need hot water. The tank, however big, fills with cold water and is heated by a heat exchanger. All that hot water is available for use throughout your plumbing system. When the tank runs out, there will be a brief period where more water is heated.

Tank water heaters aren’t as efficient as tankless heaters, but that’s mainly for one reason: standby heat loss. When hot water in the tank is left unused for too long, the heat will dissipate. However, this can easily be combated by installing a properly sized tank in the first place. A tank that’s too large will run the risk of standby heat loss due to the fact that all of the water isn’t being used up. Lucky for you, our plumbers here at Kennihan Plumbing & Heating, Inc. have over 75 years of combined experience—they’ll know exactly how big to size your tank water heater for your family and your needs in Butler County.

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