Conventional Water Heaters

Serving Portland OR | Beaverton OR | Clackamas OR | Vancouver WA

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If your hot water heater is taking too long to heat up or you consistently run out of hot water, it may be time for a new one. Conventional water heaters are the traditional tank-type water heaters used by the vast majority of homes. They can be powered by propane, natural gas, fuel oil or electricity.

How Do Conventional Water Heaters Work?

Conventional water heaters can be powered by gas, propane, fuel oil, and electricity. They have an insulated tank that holds hot water until it’s needed. Here’s how they work.

  1. Cold water enters the bottom of the tank.
  2. The water is heated by heating elements or a flame. If it’s oil-fired, an electric spark ignites burners where oil and air create a vaporizing mist.
  3. A thermostat maintains the water temperature inside the tank.
  4. When hot water is needed, the hot water from the insulated tank pumps out from the top of the tank and is sent to the appliance or plumbing fixture.
  5. The water heater tank then refills with cold water to start the process again.

Conventional water heaters come with many benefits. They are typically cheaper to install than tankless water heaters. And If you lose power in your home or business, your hot water heater will still provide you with hot water for a short time even without power or gas entering your home.

Conventional 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. Our technicians will come to your home and help you determine which type of water heater is best for your needs and your budget.

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 Plumbing is here for you. Our plumbing contractors will inspect your unit, diagnose the problem and make the necessary repairs quickly and efficiently so you can return to your normal routine once again.

Conventional Water Heater Cost

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. We can 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.

Professional Conventional Water Heater Installation

Whether you’re interested in upgrading your current conventional water heater or would like to have another one installed, D & F Plumbing is here for you. Our entire team of licensed journeyman plumbers is highly-experienced in water heaters of all types. We’ll help you determine which type of conventional water heater best suits your needs and we’ll properly install it for you. We provide up-front pricing, so you will be in control every step of the way. So contact us today for all of your hot water heater needs!

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Conventional Water Heaters in Portland OR and Vancouver WA

Serving the Portland OR Metro, Clark County, and Surrounding Areas

Beaverton | Hillsboro | Forest Grove | Tigard | Tualatin | Portland OR | Gresham | Troutdale | Milwaukie | Clackamas | Oregon City | Lake Oswego

Canby | Wilsonville | Estacada | Vancouver WA | Camas | Washougal | Ridgefield | Battle Ground | Salmon Creek | McMinnville | Newberg | Dundee | Longview