Here at Green Lion Plumbing we specialize at replacing and maintaining many types of water heaters for your Edmond plumbing needs. The two main types used today are gas (natural and propane) and electric. These water heaters come in all shapes and sizes from a small five gallon electric model to a whole house tankless unit powered by natural gas.
When deciding on what type of unit you might need (gas or electric) as well as the size to be installed, there are two main points to consider:
- Electric water heaters are easier to install and less expensive in parts and labor but require an appropriate power source. The con of electric water heaters is that when the power goes out, so does the hot water.
- Gas operated hot water heaters will not lose their ability to provide hot water during a power outage. However, the con of gas operated water heaters is that they are slightly more expensive on parts and labor.
Edmond Plumbing Water Heater Tips And Tricks
Are you losing hot water too fast and need to test your hot water heaters output?
A simple trick is to take a five gallon bucket and see how many times you can fill it up before it become cold.
Be aware though that as the hot water leaves the hot water heater tank cold water is taking its place. This means that if you have a forty gallon water heater, a working unit might only give thirty to thirty five gallons before it is to cold to shower with.
Electric Water Heater Not Working?
If you have an electric water heater and you are not getting any hot water, the first thing to check is your breaker in your main fuse box. Check to make sure that it is in the fully engaged position and not either fully or partially tripped.
If the breaker is not at fault it is most likely the thermostat or the powered heating element in the tank. Both devices should only be checked and serviced by a licensed trained professional at Green Lion Plumbing (405) 240-8689.
Natural Gas Water Heater Not Working?
With natural gas hot water heaters you have a couple of