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There are two different types of traditional Dallas Hot Water Heater

Traditional Dallas water heaters are usually gas or electrically powered and come in various sizes. They will vary depending on geography. For example, in Oregon and Washington, about forty percent of the homes have an  electric heating mode, whereas in Northern and Southern California, they will have the vast majority of them  powered by gas.

Because of the differences in needs, manufacturers make sure that Water Heaters come in different sizes.

Residential gas and electric water heaters come in various sizes, but the most common are:

  • 40 gallon
  • 50 gallon
  • 66 gallon
  • 75 gallon
  • 80 gallon
  • 120 gallon

Most homes have 40 or 50 gallon tanks with the 50 gallon tank being the most common. The  larger tanks, such as 66 or 80 gallons, is a tank  normally used for very large homes or homes that have a large pool or Jacuzzi.

There are many possible situations where you may want to up size or downsize your hot water heater. Clients are often interested in installing a large tank, where they may have recently installed a large hot tub or spa. While this is widely accepted, when you are increasing a systems capacity, Atlas understands that safety is a big concern. Our number one priority is that your system is safe. Atlas will make sure that all necessary requirements of ventilation increase when installing a larger gas water heaters for your home or commercial purpose. This is because larger tanks emit large amounts of carbon monoxide and therefore a higher yield ventilation system must be properly equipped. We may also check that you have the appropriate space while on the phone with you to ascertain higher capacity tank will fit in the desired location. Sometimes the client would prefer to reduce their tanks size because 66 and 80 gallon hot water heaters are often more expensive than the usual 50 gallon ones. We do not recommend lowering the 50 gallons tank to a 40 gallons tank, however, as 40 gallons, usually are comparable in price to 50 gallons.

There are also several smaller tanks are used for special applications such as under-sink water heater (also called a Lowboy) and very small 2, 4, 6, 20, 25, 20 and 30 gallons, which is sometimes used as a supplement to your heating system or water tanks to be used as a standalone application. Tanks of this size can be useful for a sink or in the same cases are used as additional heating for recirculation. Tanks of this size, are usually only in a power-driven style rather than gas. How do reservoirs of hot water compare in terms of efficiency and output?

There are usually four steps, to measure the way a hot water heater works:

  • Efficiency Rating
  • Recovery rate assuming that the temperature is raised to 90 ° F
  • A first-hour recovery rate
  • Estimated cost of the operation

Assessment of Effectiveness

Effectiveness measures the percentage rating of the transfer of heat from a power source for your water. For a standard electric tank, you will range from 88 to 95% , whereas the efficiency under normal gas tanks range from 55-65% efficiency. Electric tanks often require a transmission of higher energy and usually are more costly to operate and to heat your water. Electric hot water heaters heats water through the heating elements, which are immersed in water while the gas tank is heated from below by a gas heater.

Despite the higher estimates of efficiency in general, electric tanks are expensive to run as the cost of electricity needed to heat the water is higher than the cost of gas needed for heating. So while heat transfer is more efficient in electric tanks, it means that your total energy is less than an electric tank. Because of this, many utilities and governments often encourage people to use gas heaters, where there is a choice between gas and electric.

No matter, the higher the efficiency rating of your tank, the less energy is lost to heat water.

Recovery rate

Recovery rate is the amount of hot water your tank can produce in one hour, assuming 90 ° F rise in water temperature. Electric tanks are usually about 20-22 gallons of hot water per hour, and typically 30-40 gallons of gas per hour. On average more gas to produce hot water at a faster pace.

The First Hour Rating

The first assessment is the quantity of hot water your tank can produce in one hour on continuous operation and is a function of gallon capacity and recovery rate. The standard 50 gallon gas tank, have a tendency to be in the estimated range of 70-80 gallons for their first hour rating, 50 gallons electric tanks, tend to have a first hour rating of about 60 gallons.

Estimated Operating Costs

The cost estimates to operate are usually provided by the manufacturer, but is strongly dependent on energy prices. Assuming that the average use is normal and $ 0.086/kilowatt hours electricity billing, your electric tank costs about $ 400 for one year. Assuming that the average gas prices and consumption 0.50/therm your tank costs about $ 120-130 at work in one year.

Is A Permit Needed To Repair My Water Heater?

While there are some exceptions, in most regions where we need a work permit for the boiler replacement. There are some small backyard plumbers who are willing to replace the water heater without a permit processing. Atlas Plumbing and Dallas Tankless Water Heater, will complete the process for you, if necessary, and we will not carry out services without pulling proper permits. In most areas, because the replacement of the water heater is considered the emergency services, your city or county will allow us to replace the water heater and apply for permits at the same time so you do not have to wait until the permit is processed to complete the installation. Normally we are able to install on the same day that you call us out. We will collect payment for permit cost at the time of the order.

Application for a permit to install water heaters is a good idea. Water heaters have caused many more accidents, injuries and deaths than all other household appliances. Most countries adopted plumbing to make sure that your water heater is properly installed. Once the permit is processed, depending on where you live, the inspector will come to your house to determine if it was installed to proper code. For your safety and security of his family, we recommend that you only deal with a plumbing contractor that submits for a building permit.

Warranty options

Atlas Plumbing and Dallas Tankless Water Heater currently offers three warranties on all our installations:

  • Basic 6 years warranty: Our base warranty is comprised of 6 years parts and 1 years labor.
  • Standard 10-year Warranty: Our warranty covers 10 years parts 1 years labor
  • Best 15 Year Warranty: Our warranty covers 15 years tank leaks. 15 years parts and labor for one year. We install all our tanks and 15 tanks with half anode rod to protect the tank from corrosion.

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