Your Gas Water Heater Experts
Oliver Heating & Cooling has more than 50 years of experience with residential gas water heaters through the Delaware Valley and at the Jersey Shore. We provide gas water heater maintenance and repair services. Our team can replace your existing gas unit, or we can convert your system from electric to gas. Whether you have a tank water heater, a tankless water heater, or a hybrid heat pump, we have you covered, and you can count on us for competitive pricing and exceptional customer service and care.
Install a New Gas Water Heater
Water heaters are an essential aspect of any home, and it’s important that you get the right water heater for your household. At Oliver, we do much more than sell and install water heaters. We provide our customers with all the information they need to make a decision that will serve them well in the years ahead. When you call Oliver about a new water heater, we’ll send an experienced and certified plumber to your home to evaluate it and your household usage along with your preferences. We’ll then answer any questions that you may have, explore all your options with you, and help you make the right choice for you. We’ll then install your new gas water heater with precision, calibrate it, and ensure that everything is perfect before we clean up our work area and leave.
How a Gas Water Heater Works
There are two core types of gas water heaters available: tank and tankless. Conventional water heaters tend to have a 40- to 60-gallon tank that is used to store the water supply. Cold water is denser than hot water, so as cold water is forced into the system to replenish the supply, it goes to the bottom. The gas burner is located below the sealed tank and warms that cold water. It is controlled by a gas regulator assembly, which includes a thermostat. Burning gas does create toxic gases, and those are exhausted through an exhaust flue that runs through the center of the tank. The gases are then released into the atmosphere via a chimney or vent pipe. On-demand systems do not have a tank. Instead, the gas burner heats a pipe, and the cold water runs through that pipe and is heated as you need it.
Gas vs. Electric Water Heaters
Gas and electric water heaters are quite similar in their overall designs. The main difference is in how the water is heated. Gas units have a pilot light and a gas burner. Electric units have an electric starter and a heating element. Electric water heaters are cleaner and safer as there is no toxic byproduct. They cost less up front, are more efficient in their operation, and are available in a wider range of sizes. While a gas water heater will cost more up front, it will be cheaper over the life of the equipment due to the lower cost of natural gas. Another benefit of gas is that a burner heats the water more quickly than a heating element, and therefore, gas units are able to recover from usage quicker.
Gas Water Heater Repair Services
If your gas water heater is malfunctioning or has failed, replacement may not be your only option. We can inspect your water heater, diagnose the problem, and make a professional recommendation. If a water heater repair is the most economical option, we can likely fix the unit right then and there as our trucks are outfitted with all the equipment and common replacement parts needed. We only use high-quality parts and materials, and you can count on our repair work to stand the test of time.
Other Types of Water Heaters We Service
Oliver installs, replaces, services, and repairs all manner of water heaters. That includes gas and electric tank water heaters and gas and electric tankless water heaters. We carry out electric-to-gas and gas-to-electric conversions, and we also work on heat pumps, including standalone units and those that are integrated into the home HVAC system.
Choose Oliver for Gas Water Heater Installation & Repair
Oliver is an established and trusted company that has been earning loyal customers in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania since 1971, and we look forward to the opportunity to make you the next one. Call us today at 1-888-810-2681 or contact us online if you require gas water heater installation or repair or just have questions about the services and products we offer.