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We carry the most reliable water heater brands including Rheem and American Standard. Or just ask the brand you prefer. The Fire Place Repair Shop is the premier dealer of fireplace products in the Fort Worth Area. We are located in Keller Texas, and we service Fire places 24 hours. Our staff includes the most experiences fireplace professionals in the area, including tdlr certified fireplace professionals. Contact us anytime about any of your fireplace and barbecue needs! Find out what this season’s specials are! Traditional Water Heaters Come in Two Main Types Traditional or storage hot water heaters are typically either gas or electric powered and come in a variety of sizes. Power source generally varies by geography. For example, in Oregon and Washington about forty percent of homes have electric powered heaters while in Northern and Southern California the vast majority of water heaters are gas powered. Water Heaters Come in a Variety of Sizes Both residential gas and electric water heaters comein a variety of sizes but the most common are: 40 gallon 50 gallon 66 gallon 75 gallon 80 gallon 120 gallon The majority of homes have a 40 or 50 gallon tank with the 50 gallon tank being the most common. Larger tanks such as a 66 or 80 gallon tank are usually only used for very large homes or for homes that have a large soaking tub or jacuzzi. It is possible to upsize or d ownsize your water heater. Customers are often interested in installing a larger tank if they have recently installed a large soaking tub. When upsizing to a larger tank, we will ensure that your entire system is installed safely and typically this will entail increasing the size of the vent on gas water heaters. Larger tanks emit a larger volume of carbon monoxide and as a result, must have a larger vent in order to be safely installed. We can also check space requirements with you over the phone to ensure that a larger tank will fit. Occasionally a customer will choose to downsize their tank as 66 and 80 gallon tanks are often more expensive than more common 50 gallon tanks. We do not recommend downsizing from a 50 gallon tank to a 40 gallon tank, however, as 40 gallon tanks are typically comparable in price to 50 gallon tanks. Tankless water heaters! Love hot showers, but hate high utility bills? Takagi tankless water heater provides an energy efficient solution for residential water heating needs. Tankless water heater technology isn’t new – it’s been used in Europe and Asia for quite some time. But it definitely has evolved. There are two types of tankless systems – point of use and whole house. Point of use systems are small heaters installed under sinks for the purpose of on-demand water heating for that specific sink. Whole house systems replace traditional water heaters, which operate by keeping a large tank of water hot enough at all times for immediate use. This involves either expenditure of gas or electricity in order to keep 50 to 100 gallons of water constantly hot. Tankless systems heat and distribute water only when needed. The compact area required for installation of the unit is significantly less than what’s needed for a tank system, one of the reasons for their popularity in Europe and Japan. Takagi heaters are 35 to 50% more energy efficient than traditional water heating systems, and are approved by air quality management agencies for their low emissions. Smaller Tanks are Also Available There are a also a variety of smaller tanks used for special applications such as an fire place repair under sink water heater (sometimes called a lowboy) and very small 2, 4, 6, 20, 25, 20 and 30 gallon tanks which are sometimes used as supplements to your water heater system or used as application-specific tanks. Tanks of this size can be useful for a single sink or in same cases are used as an additional heater for a recirculation system. Tanks of this size, however, are typically only available in electric powered and not gas powered. How Do Tanks Compare in Terms of Efficiency and Hot Water Output? Typically, there are four measures of how a hot water tank operates: Efficiency rating Recovery rate assuming the temperature is raised by 90° F 1st Hour recovery rate Estimated operating cost Efficiency Rating Efficiency rating is a measure of the percentage of heat transfer from the energy source to your water. Standard electric tanks range from 88-95% efficiency while standard gas tanks range from 55-65% efficiency. Electric tanks allow for higher energy transfer because electric tanks heat your water through heating elements which are submerged in the water, while gas fired tanks are heated from below through a gas burner. Despite higher efficiency ratings, typically electric tanks are more expensive to operate as the cost of electricity needed to heat your water is higher than the cost of gas needed to heat your water. So, while heat transfer is more efficient in electric tanks, this does not mean that your overall energy usage is less in an electric tank. Because of this, many utility companies and governments often encourage residents to use gas heating if choosing between gas and electric. Regardless, the higher the efficiency rating of your tank, the less energy is wasted in heating the water. Recovery Rate Recovery rate is the amount of hot water your tank can produce in the space of one hour assuming a 90° F increase in water temparature. Electric tanks typically produced approximately 20-22 gallons of hot water in an hour while gas tanks 30-40 gallons in an hour. So, on average, gas tanks produce more hot water at a faster rate. First Hour Rating First hour rating is simply the amount of hot water your tank can produce in one hour of continuous usage and is a function of the gallon capacity and the recovery rate. 50 gallon gas tanks will typically have a first hour rating in the range of 70-80 gallons; 50 gallon electric tanks will typically have a first hour rating around 60 gallons. Estimated Operating Costs Estimated operating costs are typically provided by the manufacturer but are highly subject to energy prices. Assuming average usage and $0.086/kilowatt hour in electricity costs, your electric tank will cost around $400 to operate per year. Assuming $0.50/therm gas cost and average usage, your gas tank will cost you around $120-130 to operate per year. Warranty Options Fast Water Heater Company currently offers three warranty options on all of our installations: Basic 6 Year Warranty: Our basic 6 year manufacturer’s warranty covers tank leakage for 6 years, parts for 6 years and labor for 1 year. Standard 10 Year Warranty: Our 10 year warranty covers tank leakage for 10 years, parts for 10 years and labor for 1 year. Best 15 Year Warranty: Our 15 year warranty covers tank leakage for 15 years, parts for 15 years and labor for 1 year. We install all of our 15 year warranty tanks with a second anode rod to protect your tank against corrosion. Fire place repairs come with a 5 year warranty on parts that were replaced. Things to know about Fire Place Replace. The first thing to know about your fireplace is that it is probably unique. Because it is unique, a professional will usually need detailed information about your fireplace before he or she can help you. Almost any advice or assistance requires knowledge of the following information: Type: Is your fireplace masonry or factory made? What kind of fuel does it use- wood pellet, gas, alcohol, electric, or something else? Model: We’ll need to know the brand, model, serial number, and the date you purchased your existing fireplace. Basic Shape: Is your fireplace a square, rectangle, arch, or flat arch? Fireplaces come in many different shapes and sizes. Dimensions: There is no standard size, although some are more typical. Detailed measurements needed. Clearances to combustible materials: We need to know the distances from various points of the fireplace to anything that can burn. Fascia: Is your fireplace faced with brick, stone, marble, granite, travertine, or other material? Are there any irregularities in the material? Chimney/Roof: We may also need to know your roof pitch to see if it is walkable, along with the height and position of your chimney. If you don’t have all of this information, we are happy to help. Always contact us with your fireplace needs. Anything involving your fireplace is a safety issue- so you should always consult a qualified, well-informed professional before making a change. Simply call for service or questions.