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A gas water heater is a type of tank water heater that heats the water using a gas-fired burner, which is usually located at the tank’s bottom. The hot water then rises upward, allowing you to draw it off from the top via a discharge tube. Gas water heaters save energy, heat water quickly, have lower operating costs than electric water heaters, and can work even during power failures.

But since not all homes have gas power, a gas water heater may not be an ideal choice for everyone. Also, they have their own safety concerns compared to electric water heaters and come in a smaller range of sizes. Their shorter lifespan and less efficient water heating are some other drawbacks. If your gas water heater is not working properly, you may want to consider installing a different type of water heater.

Signs You Need To Replace Your Gas Water Heater

If you notice any of these signs, you need to replace your gas water heater. The most common signs that your gas water needs replacement include:

  • It’s producing very little hot water or none at all.
  • It has a noisy or leaky water tank.
  • It produces smelly or discolored water.
  • It takes too long to reheat the water.
  • Your house has low water pressure.

If you need to replace your gas water heater, call an experienced plumber to get the job done professionally. Calling an expert will save you the hassle of checking your local building codes and turning off the water, gas, and electricity before getting started. Also, you need to take extra care to vent gas models properly, so it’s best to hire an experienced plumber to take care of it all.

How Much Does It Cost To Replace a Water Heater? 

You can replace your tank water heater with a tankless water heater that heats the water quickly with the help of high-powered burners. On average, water heater replacement costs $1,200. Most local building codes also require the following pieces to be upgraded during installation, further increasing your water heater’s replacement costs:

  • Water heater mount.
  • Venting system’s type and size.
  • Heater’s drain pan.
  • Supply pipes.

You need to consider all these factors before replacing your gas water heater. To make sure this project is within your budget, ask your installer for an estimate before starting the process.

Call Plumbing Outfitters for Gas Water Heater Replacement

Plumbing Outfitters offers easy and quick gas water heater replacement services at affordable prices, so replacing a water heater is never a burden for you. We have a team of experienced plumbers to help you with your water heater replacement needs. Be it installing a new gas water heater, replacing an existing one with a different type, or maintaining your old water heater, we have got you covered. We have been in business for decades and have helped thousands of clients like you install, replace, and maintain their water heaters. Get in touch with us to know more.

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