Conventional Water Heaters

Hot water faucet handle. D&F Plumbing, Heating and Cooling sells, installs, and repairs conventional water heaters in Portland OR and Vancouver WA.

Constantly running out of hot water? Waiting too long for your water to warm up? Your water heater might need repairs, or it may be time to invest in an upgrade. If you need conventional water heater installation or maintenance services, you can count on D&F Plumbing, Heating and Cooling! Our journeyman plumbers can inspect your water heater and provide recommendations based on your needs and budget.

How Do Conventional Water Heaters Work?

Conventional water heaters are the traditional tank-type water heaters used by the vast majority of homes. They can be powered by gas, propane, fuel, oil, or electricity. As their name suggests, they use an insulated tank to hold hot water until it’s needed. Here’s how a storage tank water heater works:

  • Cold water enters the bottom of the tank. 
  • A flame or heating element warms the water. If it’s oil-fired, an electric spark ignites burners where oil and air create a vaporizing mist.
  • The hot water sits in the insulated tank until it’s needed. When you turn on the faucet, a pump at the top of the tank sends hot water to the appliance.
  • As warm water is used, more water enters the bottom of the tank to restart the process

Why Choose a Storage Tank Water Heater?

Conventional water heaters are one of the most commonly used water heaters on the market, and for good reason! They offer a number of benefits that can save money and keep your hot water flowing optimally. Storage tank water heaters provide many advantages including:

  • Minimal maintenance requirements
  • Lower installation costs
  • Compatible with almost all homes
  • Supplies hot water even during power loss

Storage Tank Water Heater Sizes

Conventional water heaters come in various sizes from 20 gallons to 100 gallons. For most homes a 40 or 50-gallon water heater is sufficient. If you have a hot tub or you often run out of hot water, you may want to consider upgrading to a larger tank. You can rely on us to come to your home and help you determine which type of water heater is best for your needs and your budget.

Conventional Water Heater Cost

The cost of your storage tank water heater will depend on a few factors, including size and fuel type. Gas-powered conventional water heaters typically cost more initially but cost less to operate than electric water heaters. Electric conventional water heaters, however, are more efficient than gas-powered units. They also have higher energy ratings. Every home is unique. You can have us come to your home and provide you with an estimate before we install your unit and give you a better idea of what you could be paying yearly to operate your conventional water heater.

Conventional Water Heater Repair and Maintenance Services

Without proper care, your conventional water heater can’t provide you with the hot water you need. If you’re noticing your unit is not operating efficiently or it needs repairs, D&F is here for you. You can trust that we’ll inspect your unit, diagnose the problem, and make the necessary repairs quickly and efficiently so you can return to your normal routine once again.

Notice a leak or dealing with another major problem? If your water heater is malfunctioning and putting you at risk of serious damage, don’t hesitate to call our team! We offer emergency plumbing services so you won’t have to wait for help. Get in touch and we’ll send a technician to your home as soon as possible.

Professional Conventional Water Heater Installation

If you’re interested in upgrading or servicing your conventional water heater, contact D&F Plumbing, Heating and Cooling! You can even rely on us to help you determine which type best suits your needs. When you work with us for your conventional water heater installation, you’re in control every step of the way as we provide up-front pricing. Give us a call to get started!