Water Heaters: Conventional Gas or Electric Water Heater Options

Changes to the Standard Tank-Type Hot Water Heater

Standard Tank-Type Water Heater

Standard Gas & Electric Water Heaters

Bradford White Water Heaters
AO Smith Water Heaters
State Water Heaters
Energy Star Water Heater Asheville

Standard water heaters are typically the least expensive up-front, but may cost more in the long run, since in a standard water heater, water is kept hot and ready for use at all times in insulated tanks ranging from 20–80 gallons in size. Many fuel options are available, including electricity, natural gas, and propane. 

But conventional water heaters have changed a lot recently. The hot water heater installation done today is nothing like it was even 10 years ago, since many regulation changes and improvements have taken place. Even though standard water heaters still use steel tanks heated by a burner at at the bottom, they now have better insulation, heat traps, and more efficient burners. While these improvements have had very little impact on price, they have improved standard water heater energy efficiency by 8%.

Standard Water Heater Upgrades

New federal regulations regarding water heater efficiency are now in effect. One way that these regulations affect you is that any new hot water heater that you can buy is now required to have more internal insulation, which increases the overall diameter of the tank. That means that if need to replace your old tank-type water heater you can no longer do so in the same amount of space. However, if space is tight, you may want to consider a tankless water heater.

Although an 8% energy efficiency improvement is not much compared to what you can save with heat pump water heaters or tankless water heaters, standard tank-type water heaters have been around the longest, have the lowest installation cost, and are the most familiar, which are the main reasons for their continued popularity. However, if you choose to install a conventional water heater, something you can do to make it more efficient is to insulate the water pipes coming into and out of the tank. Such an easy thing can make a difference in the amount of energy and money you save.

Maintaining Your Water Heater Asheville NC

Of course, everyone wants to make their water heater last as long as possible. Since the average life span of a tank-type water heater is only 8-12 years, one of the best things you can do to make your water heater last longer is flush it on a yearly basis. If you are not ready to replace your water heater yet, we offer all types of repairs and maintenance. We can insulate older models to save you money, flush your tank, as well as check the anode rods and other internal workings to make sure that they will last as long as possible. Water quality can also affect the life and efficiency of your water heater, and we offer comprehensive water quality tests and water filtration options.

If you have any questions about installing, repairing or maintaining your water heater, or to find out about any of the other types of hot water heaters available to you, please contact us at Goodman Plumbing 828-774-7076.

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Any of these signs might mean your water heater isn’t working as efficiently as it could, and might need to be repaired or replaced. Give Goodman Plumbing a call and we can help you determine the course of action that is best for you.



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Water Heater Repair Asheville for All Brands of Water Heaters

We specialize in water heater repairs, replacements and maintenance on all types of residential water heaters in Asheville, Weaverville and the surrounding areas. Some of the brands we service are Bradford White, AO Smith, State, Rheem, Rinnai, Takagi, Navien. If you’ve got it, chances are we can work on it!

We Only Install Professional-Grade Water Heaters

We don’t install products from DIY stores, but only use professional-quality units from Rinnai, Bradford White, or AO Smith, with included manufacturer warranties and optional extended warranties. Of course, we are glad to share our knowledge and can help you determine which type of water heater is best for your needs


Prompt and Professional Water Heater Service

When you contact Goodman Plumbing about your water heater, you’ll receive prompt and professional service. We’ll schedule a licensed plumber right away.

Our plumber will ask you about the issues you are experiencing, examine your water heater and give you a detailed and honest explanation of the problem and how they can fix it. We won’t perform any work until we’ve agreed on a plan for your hot water heater that’s best for you and your family.

Once we’ve agreed on a plan, our plumber will repair or install your water heater on your schedule. We will never compromise your comfort or the efficiency of your plumbing system for the sake of a quick fix.

Commercial Water Heater Repairs

We do repairs, replacements and maintenance on all types of commercial water heaters. We are factory-trained and certified in commercial water heater installation and repair. Call us today if you have any questions about your commercial water heater.

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Common Questions About Water Heater Repair Asheville

How Do I Know If I Need To Replace My Water Heater?

There are many factors that determine whether your water heater can be repaired or will need to be replaced. Once corrosion starts inside the tank, the water heater has entered into its final stage of life. It is best to get a professional opinion about water heater troubles as soon as you notice them, since replacement can be expensive. At Goodman Plumbing our Asheville plumbers are experts in repairing both conventional gas and electric water heaters and tankless water heaters. Call us at 828-774-7076 to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you!

Why Is My Water Heater Leaking Into the Pan or onto the Floor?

Leaking from the overflow pipe or pressure relief valve on your water heater is caused by high pressure in the tank. It could be caused be sediment, or a failing pressure valve or expansion tank. Our Asheville water heater repair experts will have it corrected and have you back up and running in no time. Call us at 828-774-7076 to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you!

What Do I Do If My Water Heater Leaks?

A leaky water heater can quickly cause water damage to your home or belongings. As soon as you notice the water heater leak, try to see if you can tell where it is coming from. Turn off the water coming in to the water heater and place a bucket to cath any drips, if possible. Then call Goodman Plumbing at 828-774-7076 and we will send someone out to help you!

Why Is My Water Heater Leaking from the Top?

Water heater leaks coming from the top may be caused by failing piping or fittings. Give Goodman Plumbing a call at 828-774-7076 and we will help you determine the root cause of the problem.

What Kind of Water Heater Maintenance Do I Need?

Different type of water heaters need different types of maintenance to help them last as long as possible. Tank types will need to be drained and flushed regularly, especially if you have a lot of sediment. Waiting too long to clean the tank may force a replacement sooner than expected.

Tankless water heaters need to be descaled and cleaned annually. Give us a call at 828-774-7076 and we can schedule an appointment that is convenient for you to get your water heater serviced.


Why Does My Hot Water Smell Bad?

If you notice a bad or sulfury smell coming from the hot water in your water heater, you don’t have to just grimace and bear it! We can correct that! It could be caused by bacteria in your tank or by an anode rod in your water heater that needs to be replaced. Give us a call at 828-774-7076 and we can schedule an appointment that is convenient for you.


How Long Do Water Heaters Last?

The average lifespan of a water heater is between 8-12 years for a conventional water heater model, about 15 years for ultra-high efficiency or heat pump water heaters and 20+ years for tankless water heaters. Water heaters located in garages or crawl spaces, where the temperature drops significantly, have to work harder to heat the water and tend to wear out more quickly. You may want to have your water heater checked out before its an emergency!

Give us a call at 828-774-7076 and we can schedule an appointment that is convenient for you.


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